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Selena M Lay

d. September 24, 2017

Selena M Lay, 95, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Lexington Park in Topeka, Kansas.  She was born October 24, 1921 in Hope, Kansas to Jess and Rosalie (Zollinger) Langhofer.  On  June 1, 1941    she married Stuart C. Lay and he preceded her in death on August 4, 2001.  Selena was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Newton where she was an active member of the Women’s Fellowship group.  She retired as a baker from the Newton South Dillon’s and also worked at the Newton Presbyterian Manor.  Selena looked forward to socializing with her friends over coffee and rolls.  Several years ago she moved to Topeka to be closer to her sons and their families which she greatly looked forward to spending time with.


Selena is survived by her sons: Tom Lay (Jodi) of Topeka, KS, Galen Lay (Barbara) of Hiawatha, KS and Craig Lay (Kathleen) of Kansas City, MO.  Selena also has 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren that survive.


She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Charles A. Lay, granddaughter Kristal Radford and 6 brothers Walter, Chester, Elmer, Edgar, Emmett and Alden Langhofer and 2 sisters, Melinda Bernhardt and Laura Ayers.


Funeral Service will be   Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at 11:00 am.  Visitation will be 5 to 9 Thurs, Sept 28, 2017, with family greeting friends from 6-8 pm   at Petersen Funeral Home.   Burial will be at 1:30 pm   at the Pilgrim Home Cemetery in Hope, Kansas (2 mi North & ½ West).


Memorials are suggested to First United Church of Christ in care of Petersen Funeral Home.


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