Obituary for Juanita L (Pryor) Bay

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Juanita L (Pryor) Bay

September 10, 1925 - March 19, 2015

Juanita L. (Pryor) Bay, age 89, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 19, 2015 at the Community North Hospital in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Fishers and a former resident of Morgantown.

Juanita was born in Martinsville on September 10, 1925 to her parents, the late Groover and Pearl (Collins) Pryor. She married Paul V. Bay on January 26, 1946 in Martinsville. He preceded her in death on November 5, 2001 after 55 devoted years of marriage.

Juanita is survived by her children: Paula Bay of Morgantown and Patricia Giles of Fishers. She will be remembered by her grandchildren: Sherry Ready of Columbia, MS, Kory (Jenny) Clawson of Bloomington and Brandon (Monica) Giles of Carmel; and great grandchildren: Brittany Farris of Morgantown, Oliwia Giles of Carmel and Isobel Clawson of Bloomington.

Juanita was preceded in death by a daughter: Belinda Ready; and siblings: Ruby Parrish, Nellie Tillbury, Edna Chitwood, Leon Knight, Margurite Quakenbush and Maxine Montgomery.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Zion Separate Baptist Church in Morgantown. Juanita enjoyed spending time with her husband raising horses and traveling. Juanita was known for her excellent cooking and beautiful wedding cakes. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and sewing.

The Rev. Kevin Ooley will conduct a funeral service on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Juanita to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Condolences may be made to the Bay family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: September 10, 1925
Died: March 19, 2015

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Jay Montgomery posted on 1/1/00

Sorry to hear about Aunt Tooki passing. She (and you) showed Cindy and I a lot of love "way back when". I saw her at my mother's funeral and she was great to me again. Regret we couldn't be there for you and her now. I guess she was the last Pryor sister but one of the best. We're praying for you. Love and stuff, Jay Montgomery