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Nellie M. (Maynard) Lay

February 27, 1935 ~ August 20, 2020 (age 85)

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Muncie: Nellie M. Lay, 85, passed went to be with the Lord Thursday morning August 20, 2020 at Morrison Woods Health Campus. Nellie was born on February 27, 1935, the daughter of Mandy and William Maynard in Jamestown, Tennessee. She enjoyed attending Cornerstone Community Church where she was a member. Nellie retired from Rock-Tenn Corporation after more than 25 years of service.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara (James) St. Myer; son, Arnold (Mary) Lay; grandchildren, Thomas (Kara) St.Myer, Sarah St.Myer, Jeramy (Chastity) Lay, Michael (Sarah) Hood, Chris (Rebecca) Hood; 11 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild; with sisters Bessie Toll, Flossie Tenpenny, Betty Hinds, Jewel (Jesse) York and Joyce (Doug) Davis.

Her parents, husband of 52 years Billy E. Lay, daughter Cathy Dian Lay, sister Joann Garrett, brothers Robert and Odell Maynard preceded her in passing.

Funeral Services services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday August 26, 2020, at Parson Mortuary, 801 West Adams St. with Pastor Chris Hood Officiating. Burial will follow at Tomlinson Cemetery, 5301 Old St. Rd. 67 S. Muncie 47302. Friends may call on Tuesday evening, August 25, 2020 from 5-8 and Wednesday from noon until the time of the service. Masks will be required for attendance.

The family would like to thank the staff of Morrison Woods and Silver Birch for their quality of care they provided Nellie.

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August 25, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Parson Mortuary, Indiana, Muncie

August 26, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Parson Mortuary
801 W. Adams Street
Muncie, IN 47305

Funeral Service
August 26, 2020

1:00 PM
Parson Mortuary (W. Adams Street, Muncie)

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