Edith Pearl (Smith) Laymon

January 16, 1923 ‒ August 24, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

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.

In lieu of flowers, please take the opportunity to make a donation to your favorite charity.

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  • FLAMINGO!!!
    I have had the great pleasure to be in the Water Exercise Class at Sourcepoint, with dear Edie, for over 12 years. Flamingo is our word for Edie. When ever we did that exercise, she would call out FLAMINGO! and make us all smile. We have missed having her with us in the pool the last year, but believe me, every time we do the Flamingo exercise, we call out FLAMINGO! and think of our dear friend Edie. She has been dearly missed by all of us at the pool.
    I wish to express my deepest sympathy to her dear son, Ron. She talked about you all the time, and was so very proud of you. I know you will miss her very much. Your mother was a woman of great spirit, and kept all of us on our toes at the pool. I loved her humor, and her determinedness to keep on keeping on. Gale Shireman

  • I am deeply saddens by the news of Edie passing. I was Edie’s hairdresser, and every Four weeks when it was her appointment time, I so very much was excited to see her, we shared our life filled stories with one another, Edie watched my children grow and was always interested to hear what they had done and in 4 weeks since last time I had seen her, I would show her pictures as if they were 3 of her own. My heart is heavy and aches, Edie was one of a kind, such a GEM. I absolutely admire her.She will be TRUELY missed .❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️