CUYAHOGA FALLS - Mary Jean Lay went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 19, 2020, surrounded by family members.

Mary was born in Akron and graduated from Ellet High School in 1961. She lived in Cuyahoga Falls from 1965 until 2005 when she moved to Columbus. She returned to Cuyahoga Falls in 2019.

Mary was a homemaker until 1980. She was a devoted Girl Scout Leader for many years, for all levels, and was awarded the Thanks Badge. She was a role model for many young women.

Mary attended Hixson School of Floral Design. She was a gifted Floral Designer. She had her own floral shop, Buds in Bloom, in Cuyahoga Falls.

She is survived by her daughter Sheri Payne; daughter Julie Lamere; granddaughter Erica (Michael) Moritz; and great-granddaughters Janessa and Jordyn.

Cremation and a private Celebration of Life have taken place. Memorials may be made in Mary's name to Faith Bible Fellowship Building Fund, 126 W. Overdale Dr., Tallmadge, Ohio 44278. (TFNP, 2/23/20)