Before she was known as Sonja Kay Blair-Adams, her name was "Mountain Jane Doe".
The Harlan County woman found murdered back in 1969 was not identified until September of last year.
Now her daughter, Karen Stipes, is planning a funeral for her so she can finally be laid to rest. Stipes said it is important for the funeral to be held in Harlan since the people in the community took it upon themselves to take care of her mother's grave.
"I've talked to some of them that said they went and sat with her grave", said Stipes. "They took care of her grave. Harlan county has cared for her for fifty years."
Stipes plans to have a funeral service and a memorial concert in Harlan, not just to honor her mother, but the people who helped to finally give "Mountain Jane Doe" her name back.
"The funeral is for everybody to come together, honor my mother, and lay her to rest", said Stipes. "The concert is for everybody to come together to celebrate that she got identified."
Darla Jackson, owner of the Mount Pleasant Funeral Home, grew up with the mystery of "Mountain Jane Doe". She is one of many in Harlan who tried to help.
"I hope I did help", said Jackson. "I think I raised awareness for sure. I wrote a book and I featured a story about her. And I just told everyone who would listen."
Jackson said the funeral and memorial concert are about celebrating the people who didn't rest until Blair-Adams was identified.
"I would love to see Harlan County here at this event because it's about Sonja", said Jackson. But it's also about the people of Harlan."
The public funeral service for Sonja Kay Blair-Adams will be held at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home July 29th at 5 P.M. A memorial concert will follow at the courthouse square in Harlan at 7 P.M