Laura Layaou Watkins

November 21, 1950 - February 9, 2022

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Funeral Home Harding Litwin Funeral Home

Laura Layaou Watkins, 71, passed away Feb. 9, 2022 at Geisinger C.M.C, Scranton. Laura was born November 21, 1950. She is the daughter of the late Jack and Dorothy Giberson Layaou.

 Laura was a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School, Bradford Beauty Academy and Keystone Beauty School. She was a hair stylist for many years in the Tunkhannock and Springville area. She retired from the PA Department of Transportation in Clarks Summit.

Laura loved watching her grandchildren grow-up. She participated in all their activities and celebrated their accomplishments! Throughout the years she built family values and traditions. She gave all that knew her… her greatest gift, LOVE. Her only wish was that two of her great-grandchildren would have been able to know and receive her kind loving heart. Laura touched countless lives of family, friends, and colleagues. She will be greatly missed by everyone she knew.

She is survived by her husband Louis A. Kinney. She is survived by her children, Jeramy and Becky Watkins, Tunkhannock, Donny and Sharon Watkins, Dimock and Lea Watkins (Russ), Riverside, NJ. She is also survived by grandchildren, Lydia (Robert) Watkins-Heft, Taylor (Bradley) Alderson, Hunter (Shelby) Watkins, Jesse (Laurie) Morris.  Great grandchildren Madison and Lucas Watkins, and Jaxtyn Morris.  She is also survived by Kinney’s children Butch, Melvin and Laura, and Jeff and Stacey.  Their children Michael, Tyler, Samantha, Sydney, Jacob, Allison, Kailey, Ryder, and Easton and a sister Sue Layaou, Wyalusing.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a grandson Dakota Lee Watkins, a brother John Layaou, sisters Joan Ransom, Carol Weaver, and Debra Wright.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Interment will take place at Sunnyside cemetery.  For online condolences or directions visit

Anthony P Litwin Jr. Funeral Homes, Inc.

33 Reynolds St.
Factoryville, PA 18419
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Harding-Litwin Funeral Home

123 West Tioga St.
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
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