EDNA LAY - Lancaster, Missouri - 1917 - 2012
Edna Lay, age 94, of Lancaster, Missouri formerly of Memphis, passed away Monday April 2, 2012 at Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Missouri.
The daughter of Joseph Albert; Leona Frances Wiles Clay, she was born December 26, 1917 in Putnam County Missouri. On March 14, 1935 in Putnam County she was united in marriage to Cecil Raymond Buckallew and to this union 5 children were born. On July 10, 1958 in Kirksville, Missouri Edna married Clyde Omar Lay.
Edna lived her entire life in Northeast Missouri. She & Clyde were engaged in farming in northern Scotland County until they retired and moved to Memphis, Missouri in 1986. Her favorite pass time the last few years was crocheting and she left many beautiful items for her family to remember her by.
She is survived by one daughter, Marie & John Tuttle of Murrayville, Illinois; two sons, Darl & Leanna Buckallew of Lancaster, Missouri and Harl & Linda Buckallew of Kirksville, Missouri; and daughter-in-law, Gloria Buckallew of Lancaster, Missouri; 14 Grandchildren: Junior & Vicky Buckallew, Sandy & Bob Newland, Richie & Jasetia Buckallew, Kirk & Gigi Buckallew all of Lancaster, Missouri. Jeff & Brenda Buckallew of Omaha, Nebraska, Brenda & Juergen Deichsel of Wolfratshausen, Germany, Leon Rouse and Teresa & Sheldon Schokley of Murrayville, Illinois, Jimmie Rouse and Randall & Brenda Rouse of Oklahoma, Joann & Ron Homer of Greentop, Missouri, Gary & Dena Buckallew of Macon, Missouri, Dolores & Randy Sayre of Downing, Missouri and Phyllis & John Kaldenberg of Grain Valley, Missouri; 41 Great Grandchildren, numerous Great Great Grandchildren and a few Great Great Great Grandchildren. One brother Murl & Bonita Clay of Arkansas; and 3 sisters, Irene Salter & Neva Young of Kirksville, Missouri and Bernice & Wendell Lloyd of Greentop, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Lay in 2007, a son ,William Herbert Buckallew in 2006, a daughter, Thelma Valee Hoffner in 1964, 2 brothers John Melvin Clay & Henry Eldon Clay, 1 sister Velma Jane Scobee, 2 grandsons Roger Dale Rouse & Alan Eugene Buckallew and 3 great grandchildren Randy Giger, Jessica Buckallew, Jason Boston & Stacey Gooden.
Funeral services were held at the Payne Funeral Home in Memphis, Missouri on Thursday April 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with pastor David Barton officiating and interment followed in the Memphis Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jeff, Richie, Kirk, Junior, Kelly & Kevin Buckallew, Leon, Jimmie and Randall Rouse
Memorials in memory of Edna are suggested to the American Heart Association and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, Missouri 63555.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.