Eleanor "Ruth" Lay

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Eleanor "Ruth" Lay, 79, of Seligman, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1936, in Washburn, the daughter of Walter J. and Laura A. (Sparks) Bruton. On Jan. 24, 1954, in Jellico, Tenn.,, she was united in marriage to George F. Lay who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one infant son, Dale Allen Lay and three brothers Jimmy Joe, Lloyd and Bobby Bruton.

Survivors include: one son, Jeff Lay and one daughter, Deborah Lay, both of Washburn; four sisters Norma Harris, of Washburn, Polly Wilson, of Cassville, Mary Rose, of Washburn, and Irene Overman of Seligman; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She received her education at Washburn where she graduated from High School. She then attended Indiana University. She worked as an accountant for TRW in Rogers, Ark., and Making Memories in Washburn. She was a member of the Mission Baptist Church in Washburn for 48 years. A Celebration of Life was held in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Brother Dayton Brattin and Rev. Jerry Yarnall conducted the service. Burial was at King Cemetery, Seligman.

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