Geneva Ethel Lester Lay, age 83, of the Elrod Community went home to be with the Lord on Saturday August 8, 2015 at Mercy Health Center in Harrison, OH.

She was born on March 15, 1932 to the late George L. Lester and Ethel Marie Nelson Lester in Somerset, KY. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Cotter Avenue Church of God/Heritage Hope Church of God. She enjoyed her time with her children, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Geneva is survived by her husband, Walter Edward Lay of whom she married on March 17, 1948, one son, Michael (and Bonita) Lay of Somerset, KY; two daughters, Teresa (and Ben) Inabnitt and Michelle (and Jimmy) Lanigan, four grandchildren, Brian Lay, Tyrel (and Brooke) Inabnitt, Brittany (and Jason) Turner, and Halee Lanigan, six great-grandchildren, Logan Lay, Dustin Lay, Jalyn, Andrew, Alex Inabnitt, and Eli Turner, one brother, Roscoe (and Geneva) Lester of Tennessee; two sisters, Kathryn (and Roy) Daulton of Lancaster, KY; and Georgia Lester of Somerset, KY;

She was preceded in death by her Father and Mother, George and Ethel Marie Lester, two brothers, Charles Lester and Henry Lester, two sisters, Tootsie Marie and Anna Jane McMullin, and one daughter, Linda Kay Lay.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday August 12, 2015 after 5pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday August 13, 2015 at 10am in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Dunbar officiating.

Burial will follow in Somerset Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Heritage Hope Church of God.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.