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Doris (Farmer) Lay
July 17, 1924 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old
Doris Farmer Lay, of Liberty, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2023, in Liberty. She was 99.
Born on July 17, 1924, in Pulaski County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Willie C. and Mary Sears Farmer. She was of the Methodist faith and was most recently a member at Liberty United Methodist Church. Doris formerly worked in the purchasing department as an ordering secretary at St. Joseph Hospital and was also co-owner and operator of Western Auto in Liberty. She was Valedictorian of her senior class at the age of sixteen at Mount Victory High School. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, housekeeping, and reading.
She is survived by a daughter, Vickie (and the late Terry) Allen of Liberty; four grandchildren, Francie (Steve) Blakeman, Heather (Steven) Brown, Tyler (Melissa) VanAllen, and Hannah (Tyler) Martin; nine great-grandchildren, Will, Noah, Reece, Caroline, Sadie, Allen, Braxton, Mykal, and Madelynn; one great-great-grandchild, Preston; caregiver, Janet “sweet pea” Bolin; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other very special caregivers.
In addition to her parents and son-in-law, she is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Garnett Lay, who passed away on November 21, 2017; a brother, Claude Farmer; and two sisters, Sylvia Sears and Fern Vanhook.
The funeral service will be held at 12:30 P.M. on Monday, September 11, 2023, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Tyler VanAllen officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 P.M. on Monday, September 11, 2023, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on Monday, September 11, 2023, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Arrangements for Mrs. Doris Farmer Lay are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.