2017-11-16 / Obituaries

Geneva Ruth Lay

Funeral services for Geneva Lay, 78 of Lexington, Texas,were held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Lincoln with Rev. Dale Bohm officiating.

Geneva Ruth (Wagner) Lay, 78 of Lexington, Texas passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Giddings Residence and Rehabilitation Center.

Geneva was born in Greens Creek, Texas on January 21, 1939, the daughter of Ben and Lena (Lehmann) Wagner. She was baptized February 5, 1939 by Pastor Paul C. Eifert at Bethany Lutheran Church in Greens Creek in Lee County and confirmed April 6, 1952 by Pastor Max Studtmann at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings. Her confirmation verse was 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” On March 6, 1955, she married the love of her life, Otto Lawrence Lay and was blessed with a son and daughter, four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren whom she all loved dearly.

Geneva was a very loving and devoted housewife, mother and grandmother, and had raised parakeets for most of her married life until four years ago. After Otto passed away in 2014, life for her was a struggle. She continued on enjoying her grandchildren and her companion and dog “Misty”. She also enjoyed watching the cattle from her porch, crocheting and quilting with the ladies of St. John Lutheran Church on a monthly basis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otto; brother-in-law, Martin Exner; two nieces, Nikki Dube, and Debbie Noack and husband, David; nephew, Ronnie Exner, and a great niece, Destiny Noack.

Geneva leaves behind her son, Calvin Lay and his wife, Agnes of Lexington; daughter, Karen Albrecht and her husband, Melvin of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Andrew Albrecht and his wife, Candice of Lexington, Belinda Bamsch and her husband, Daniel of Winchester, Sarah Patschke and her husband, Kevin of Lexington and Rachel Etheredge and her husband, Louis of Delhi; five great grandchildren, Hailey Bamsch, Jace, Brayden, and Tenley Albrecht, and Jed Etheredge; three sisters, Helen Perry and her husband, Hays of Giddings, Cedell Schramm and her husband, James of La Grange, Susan Dube and her husband, Harry of Pinehurst; one brother, Willie Wagner and his wife, Judy of La Grange; one brother-in-law, Oscar Lay and his wife, Bernice of Fedor; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Exner of Lincoln, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or to the charity of one’s choice.

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