Lot 45S(LAY)
Lot 45S (LAY)
Lawrence Lay
Berta Bailey Lay
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RemembranceThe marker for Berta Bailey Lay is not a grave, but a marker in remembrance of her life
LAWRENCE LAY (18 Jun 1880 - 17 Sep 1943)
and his wife
BERTA BAILEY LAY (09 Jan 1895 - 03 Apr 1981)
OBITUARY: 18 September 1943
Lawrence Lay Rites Pending
Lawrence Lay, 63, a veteran Oklahoma school teacher, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon of a heart at-tack, while en route from his home in Britton to an Oklahoma City hospital.
Lay, a native of Arkansas, moved to Oklahoma in 1902 and had lived in Britton 14 years. A veteran of 35 years as an instructor, he had taught in many different sections of the state, and had been employed this year as grad principal in Blanchard. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and for a number of years had been interested in progressive religious work.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Berta B. Lay, of the home address; one son, S/Sgt. Bob M., who is in the army overseas; and four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Young, 1738 NE 19; Miss Ruth Lay, St. Louis, Mo., and Misses Kathryn and Frances Lay, both of the home address. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Maud Elton, Atlanta, Ga.; and three brothers, Floyd, McAlester; Eldred, Harrison, Ark., and William, Yellville, Ark.
Services will be announced by the Britton Funeral Home.

Lawrence Lay was the fifth of the eight children of Dr. Shelby Lay and Margaret Younger Lay. He received his license to teach school at 18 and from that time on he was teacher, student, lecturer and preacher. He received his BA from the University of Oklahoma in 1918 and a Master of Theology degree from Phillips University (Enid, OK) in 1923. At 21 Lawrence married Malissa Sasser; they divorced in 1918. Then he married Berta Bailey. They had 5 children.
OBITUARY: 06 April 1981
LAY Berta
, age 86, died April 3. She was a retired school teacher, member of Britton United Methodist Church, SpringCreek Home Demonstration Club. Services will be Monday, 11 a.m., Sherman Desmuth Memorial Chapel. She is survived by sons Bob of Choctaw, 3 daughters, Frances Morris of OKC, Ruth Stabler of Florida & Kathryn Hollingsworth of Dallas, 15 grandchildren & 23 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her daughter Margaret Young of OKC. Donations may be made to Neighbor For Neighbor Assoc.

Berta Bailey Lay was the seventh of nine children born to Rufus and Elizabeth McKeage (buried in lot 44). She also had a teaching certificate and met Lawrence while working on her bachelor's degree. She was a teacher until the death of Lawrence then worked for a state agency until she retired to the farm (on which Olive Hill Cemetery was located) in 1949. She worked the farm alone, delighting in her self-sufficiency until her declining health forced her move to the city. Berta is the granddaughter of Olive Hand Bailey for which the cemetery is named. Two of her brothers (James Bailey and William Bailey) and two of her sisters (Sylvia Bailey and Sarah Sitlington) are also buried at Olive Hill.
1 son and 4 daughters
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Family of Lawrence and Berta Bailey Lay

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Berta and Lawrence Lay (ca. 1923)
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Genealogy last updated: Sunday, September 10, 2023
OHC Relations
  Berta Bailey Lay was the granddaughter of Olive Hand Bailey.
  The Bailey family is related by marriage with the Carson, Stickler, Sitlington, Lay,  McCallon, Hollingsworth, and Young families.  
Association Membership
23   Berta Bailey Lay
Dr. Terry L. Lay
Address on Record
36 May 25 1969 Bob M. Lay
37 May 25 1972 Kathryn Lay Hollingsworth
Pren G. Hollingsworth
Maura Hollingsworth Ramage
Address on Record
38 May 25 1972 Frances Lay Morris
Address on Record
69 May 31 1982 Ruth Lay Stabler