Mary Lea Layman, 84, of Lebanon, formerly of Jennings County, died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Signature Health Care at Parkview in Lebanon.
In keeping with her and her family's wishes, no services are planned at this time. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Mrs. Layman attended school in Paris Crossing and was a 1954 graduate of Correspondence School in Chicago, Illinois. She worked as a floral designer for several years for Kelley's Greenhouse. Mrs. Layman was a member of First Marion Baptist Church and a member of the women's group in the church. She enjoyed flowers and traveling.
Born February 27, 1936, in Shelbyville, Kentucky, Mrs. Layman was the daughter of Cornelius Marcum and Eula Bell Smith Reece. She married Elisha Harlan Layman August 15, 1953, at Commiskey Baptist Church and he preceded her in death November 24, 2012.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda (Wayne) Napier of London, Kentucky and Lila (Chris) Torp of Lebanon; sister, Velma (Lowell) Peacock of Columbus; grandchildren, Evan (Natalie) and Ian (Kelly) Napier, both of London, Kentucky, and Clair and Jaili Torp, both of Lebanon; and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Layman was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Memorials may be in honor of Mrs. Layman through the funeral home to EMMCC Food Pantry.