Mrs. Eva (Kiss) Lay

Age 70 of Jellico, Tennessee passed away Monday May 22, 2023, at her home.  She was born January 11, 1953, in Szentendre, Hungary.

She arrived in New York on December 17, 1956, and later moved with her family to Chicago.  This is where she began her life with her late husband Cledith Ray Lay at the age of 16.  He had traveled from Tennessee for work as many did during this time. In September of 1980 they moved to Newcomb, Tennessee, the area in which her husband was originally from.  Together they raised their children and shared a life together until his passing in August 2018. 

     Eva is preceded in death by:

Husband of 49 years: Cledith Ray Lay, Sr.

Son: Timothy Allen Lay

Mother: Rosa Rozalia Kovari

Father: Dezzi Kiss

     Loved ones to mourn her passing:

Children: Her beloved daughter and caregiver Rebecca Barton (Chris), Tina Martin (Zack), Cledith Lay, Jr. (Becky), Derrick Lay (Sabrina), Holly Lay, Keith Schulien, Rodney Morin, Sr.

Grandchildren: David Chadwell, Jr., Joshua Lay, Hunter Chadwell (Kim), Heather Chadwell, Matthew Chadwell, Cledith Lay, III., Gage Heatherly (Paige), Elijah Lay, Lily Lay, Brentlee Lay, Maddox Lay

Great Grandchildren: Gabriella Baird, Carter Chadwell, Camden Chadwell, (on the way) Greyson Chadwell

Sisters: Elizabeth Allen, Georgian Stukas, Anna Pace, Mary Lewandowski

Several other bonus children and grandchildren, along with a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.  Dear friend and physician for 40 plus years (and the only person she would ever listen to), Dr. Humayun Kabir.

The family will receive friends: 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2023, at the Harp Funeral Home Chapel

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the Harp Funeral Home Chapel

Officiating: Rev. D.J. Osborn

Burial: to follow in the Douglas Cemetery (Wooldridge Community)

Harp Funeral Home of Jellico in charge of arrangements.  “Your Family Funeral Home”