Eva A. Bays, 90, of Mooresville and formerly of Worthington, passed away at 11 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2005 in Miller's Merry Manor, Mooresville.
Born April 16, 1914 in Greene County, she was the daughter of James V. and Ida (Inman) Arthur.
She worked as a cook at the Marathon Inn in Worthington for several years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Mooresville Church of Christ.
Survivors include: one son Fred J. Bays of Jasonville; five daughters, Mary M. Thatcher of Mooresville, Donna M. Pestana of Oxnard, Calif., Irene A. Garcia of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Coralie Bays of Palestine, Ill., and Nina K. Bissett of Montgomery, Ill.; one step-son Bob Bays of Linton; one step-daughter Lois Fredricks of Terre Haute; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fred Bays in 1969; one brother, one sister and several half brothers and sisters.
Funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington at 1 p.m. on Friday with Raymond Harris officiating. Burial will be in Hays Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.