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“HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I miss you and love you so much. Have a great birthday in heaven with God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the angels in heaven....Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Happy New Year Mom! Another year passes by without you in it. I miss and love you so much! I love my mother, the most important and special woman in...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Today is my 58th birthday mom and I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts on this special day. But of course you are always on my...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Mom, I miss you more than ever! As I walk through life with my own daughters I see more and more the sacrifices that you made for us. Then have some...Read More »
4 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Your baby boy is in the hospital, we know your watching over him....we love and miss you grandma ”
5 of 46 | Posted by: kyle krueger - grandson

“It has been 3 years now since you left us and I still find it so hard to live without you. Just wanted to let you know that you may be gone to us now...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Happy Birthday Mom! I miss you so much. ”
7 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Merry Christmas mom! I wish you were here with us in person but that is not possible. However, you are always with us in our hearts and memories. I...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Love and miss you so so much...... ”
9 of 46 | Posted by: kyle krueger - Quantico, VA

“Mom, I am sorry I did not get this posted on the 2 year anniversary of you leaving us but I want to tell you we had a terrific little colt born the...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Well yesterday was 2 years since you got to meet Jesus. I'm sure it was just it was wonderful. I just wanted to let you know that I miss you more...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: Liz - Groveland, FL - Daugther

“Happy Mother's Day Mom! I love and miss you so much! ”
12 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I sure do love and miss you! Thinking of you on your birthday today. ”
13 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Mom, I miss you so much! What I would give to be able to talk to you. LIfe is so unbearable without you. I miss and love you so much! I cannot wait...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Well another New Year beginning that you are not here. You are in my heart, thoughts, and soul. You are a huge part of who I am today. I strive to...Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“i wish you were here grandma, I live my life to make you and grandpa proud I love you with all of my heart and constantly find myself talking about...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: Kyle Jennings Krueger - FL

“Merry Christmas Mom! I know how much you loved Christmas and I miss you so much! Christmas just is not the same without you. I will always remember...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Well mom, I was just too torn up to leave you a message yesterday on the one year anniversary of your passing. It was unbearable! I love and miss you...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Well mom it's been the longest year ever . Today it's been a year since you left us and I still think of you every day. Some days I still cry. I...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Liz McFarlin - Groveland, FL

“Happy Mother's Day Mom!! My first Mother's Day without you and it was so hard! I wanted to pick up the phone and call you ever second of the day. I...Read More »
20 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Happy Birthday Mother. I wish we good have gone your our birthday date together. I'll miss you forever. ”
21 of 46 | Posted by: LIz McFarlin - Groveland, FL

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I love and miss you so much! It is so hard not to pick up the phone and sing happy birthday to you. This is the first time I have...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Dearest mom, it is so hard to believe here we are in 2012, seven months after you left us; it feels like it was just yesterday. I miss you so much...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Dearest Mom, It's so hard to believe thats it's been 4 months. I miss you so much. Last Friday night we went and saw a comedian at church and I...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: Liz - Groveland, FL - Daughter

“Mom, it is hard to believe that you have been gone 3 months now. I miss you more than ever! This will be my first birthday without hearing you call...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“dearest grandma i dont cry often but every time i look at this website i break down i miss you soo much..... :( ”
26 of 46 | Posted by: Kyle - nago-shi, japan - Grandson

“Dearest Mom, I struggle each and every day to try and live without you. I miss our daily conversations so much! There is such a huge empty hole in my...Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Daughter

“i miss you soo much grandma, let grandpa know i miss him very much i think about you every single day.....keep an eye on me... i love you with all...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: kyle jennings krueger - groveland, FL

“shirley lay, my dear grandma....i dont know what to say i love you with all of my heart and miss you soo much you were the one person who was always...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: kyle jennings krueger - grandson

“Aunt Shirley & I shared a special bond. I know from our many conversations that she loved her family. She had many challenges in life and made...Read More »
30 of 46 | Posted by: Karen Ashley Rusher - SC - Niece

“One of my earliest childhood memories is of Mom & Dad telling me about Aunt Shirley who livied in Miami. I was just begining to walk and talk...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Mike Ashley - Blythewood, SC

“Grandma we will all miss you everyday. you were the light in our eyes that mad us smile. You were always there with open arms and a open heart. Im...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Lee Krueger - Grandson

“There are so many questions we wanted to ask you and so many things we wanted to say. And even though some moments feel as if that time has passed,...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Aisha Goldman

“I never had a real sister, so I cherished the sisters-in-law through J. D.'s family. Shirley and I shared a special bond and I will be forever...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Doris Ashley - sister-in-law

“In memory of the one person who saw nothing but good in everyone. I'll see you again. In that heavenly place. Enjoy your rest. You've earned it...Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: Kelli Krueger

“Shirley was my little sister and my friend, and I will miss her very much. She touched so many of our lives in such a special way. I am grateful...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: J. D. Ashley - brother

“smile......... God love's you too! ”
37 of 46 | Posted by: karl - son

“just dont know what to say. a big part of me has died. and all i can say is life will never be the same........ ”
38 of 46 | Posted by: her son karl - groveland, FL

“She was the best mother and friend anyone could have been blessed with. ”
39 of 46 | Posted by: Elizabeth McFarlin - Daughter

“I know when I look up into the deep blue of the wondrous sky and know she is smiling down upon me with pride and joy. I know that no matter what she...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Rachel McLaughlin

“Aisha told us about you before we ever met. About the woman who was truly the grandma God had planned for her so I always knew you were a special...Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: cathy and levi gaines

“You kept me in line more than any other could and made me the man I am today. Thank you grandma. I am so sorry I wasnt there when you left us. But I...Read More »
42 of 46 | Posted by: Finley Michael Allen Goldman

“My gramma was always bright and loving, kind and gentle. She always helped anyone she possibly could and even though sometimes it was hard on her she...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Rachel McLaughlin

“A beautiful garden now stands alone, missing the one who nurtured it But now she is gone, Her flowers still bloom, and the sun it still shines, But...Read More »
44 of 46 | Posted by: Leah Mclaughlin - Grand Daughter

“My grandmother, was one of the strongest most beautiful and remarkable human beings i have ever been blessed to have spent time with. The world has...Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: Leah Mclaughlin - Grand Daughter

“My mom and my best friend passed away today and I will surely miss her as I take each daily breath. The things you've said, the things you've done,...Read More »
46 of 46 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Daughter


Shirley A. Lay, age 74 years, of Groveland, Florida, passed away on July 6, 2011. Shirley was a member of Real Life Church. The Moose 1615, The Lake County Eagles 4273, retired from Walt Disney World. Predeceased by first husband Gordon Walther Krueger, II and second husband Finley S. Lay. Survived by her children: Gordon Walther Krueger III, Ann Marie McLaughlin, Karl Krueger, and Elizabeth McFarlin. Grandchildren Michael Goldman, Bryan Myers, Lee Krueger, Eric L. McFarlin, Leah McLaughlin, Rachel McLaughlin, Katie McFarlin, Kyle Krueger,Dustin Krueger and Eight Great Grandchildren. Arrangements entrusted to Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes Groveland Chapel, 132 E. Magnolia St., Groveland, FL 34736, 352-429-3500. Please visit the online obituary and guestbook at www.brewerfuneral.com