Shirley Layaou

December 19, 1934 - March 9, 2018

Service Date: March 16, 2018

Funeral Home Harding Litwin Funeral Home

Shirley M. (Jones) Layaou, 83, passed away Friday March 9, 2018 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Shirley was born December 19, 1934, in Noxen. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Ida (Taylor) Ioanna.  At the age of 17, she married the love of her life, Harry M. Layaou, Sr.  They made their home in Mehoopany for 63 years.  Harry preceded her in death on November 5, 2015.

Shirley enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Mehoopany Library and reading.  She loved to bake and enjoyed canning.  She was a member of the Eastern Star, the United Methodist Women and volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader and Den Mother.

In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her eldest son, Alan C. Layaou, and brother, Ernest Jones.

Surviving are her daughters and spouses, Kathy and Ted Scouton, Angela and Andrew Brown; her daughter-in-law, Dawn Layaou; and sons, Harry Layaou Jr. and Brian K. Layaou; and spouse, Patricia; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Alva Jones and wife, Kay, and Daniel Jones and wife, Sadie, sisters, Vera Walkowiak, Sandra Evans, and Evelyn Wilson, sister-in-law, Peggy Jones, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 10- a.m. Friday, March. 16, 2018, from the Harding Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Mehoopany Library 310 Schoolhouse Hill Rd, Mehoopany, PA 18629.  For online condolences visit

Anthony P Litwin Jr. Funeral Homes, Inc.

33 Reynolds St.
Factoryville, PA 18419
John F. Litwin FD

Harding-Litwin Funeral Home

123 West Tioga St.
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
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