Edith Pearl (Smith) Laymon
January 16, 1923 ‒ August 24, 2017
Edith Pearl (Smith) Laymon, 94, died peacefully on August 24, 2017.
Edie, as she preferred to be called, was born on January 16, 1923 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania and spent her formative years growing up during the height of the Depression in Nanticoke which was then the center of the state’s principal anthracite coal mining area. Like so many, her life was severely disrupted by World War II, but she persevered, moved to New York City, became a highly sought after bookkeeper, and raised her son Ronald. She and her husband, Edward Laymon, moved to Delaware Ohio in 1978 where she continued working well into her seventies and eventually retired in order to take care of Edward who died in 2003. She then became a long-time staple and leading light, as well as its oldest continuous member, in the Delaware County Senior Center water exercise group. Edie was by all accounts spunky, charming and entertaining, and most importantly, a great mom. She was in good health until nearly the end and continued to drive (without incident!), do her cleaning, washing and shopping, and manage her seasonal tickets with the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra.
She is survived by her son Ronald Laymon, and her daughter-in-law Ritchie Margaret Laymon.
At Edie’s request there will be no service.
The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center is honored to be serving the Edith Pearl (Smith) Laymon family.
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