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Jane Kurtz Lay

of Little Rock, AR, 1947 - 2019

Jane Gray Krutz Lay, born August 12, 1947 – Went to Heaven May 14, 2019. First of all, Janie was a child of God, the middle child of beloved parents, Ted and Jane Krutz, loved granddaughter of Victor and Fannie Gray, blessed mother of Victor and Sarahjane, special mother of Beth Ann and Heidi, Mamaw of her precious Layna, sister of Teddy and the late, Vikki, widow of Capt. John Madison Davis (1971-1973), and wife of Dr. George Foster Lay (1982-2019).
Janie always would say that she won the "parent and grandparent" lottery! What a fun life she had, wonderful years of lots of friends, and blessed with the family she was lucky enough to be born into. All she ever wanted to be was a Momma. And boy, was she the best! Church was a major part of her family life and it was centered around God. She retired from teaching at Arkansas State University in 2009.
Janie was predeceased by her maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Jane Diffee; grandparents, Victor and Fannie Gray; sister, Vikki Krutz Kruelen; parents, Ted and Jane Krutz; husband, Capt. John Madison Davis; step daughter, Heidi Elene Lay; and in-laws George and Sallie Lay. She is survived by husband, Dr. George Lay; son, Victor Gray Davis Lay; daughter, Sarahjane Lay; granddaughter, Layna; grandson, Jesse Johnson; step-daughter, Beth Ann Johnson (Ronnie Johnson); and ‘forever friend' Betty McCown Hill who was always there.
In Lieu of flowers pleas, contribution to AETN/TV Conway, Ark. in memory of Janie's mother, Jane Krutz. Visitation Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1 p.m. and Funeral Service, 2 p.m. in Sugarloaf Baptist Church, Heber Springs, Ark. Arrangements Family Funeral Service, Heber Springs, Ark.

Published May 17, 2019