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Ellen Marie (Gebhart) Laymon

Ellen Marie (Gebhart) Laymon, 87, of Warren, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Laymon was a graduate of Warren High School and had a teaching degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. She taught in Fort Wayne, worked as a cashier in Las Vegas, and worked alongside her husband at Citizen's Telephone Corporation in Warren. She was a member of the Chautauqua Club, Gingham Gals and her bridge club.

She was a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ in Warren and was supportive of the ministry of the church, by doing such things as helping raise funds for the new youth room and doing outreach.  

Baking was her passion, and she shared her pies, cookies and other baked goods with her many friends. She had a kind and generous spirit and helped many families. In 2020 she was awarded the Samuel Jones Award for her service to the community.

Ellen adored her grandchildren. She spent many hours traveling to and from their extra-curricular activities and enjoyed supporting them in everything that they participated in while growing up. Her three great-grandchildren Ezra, Maya, and Isaac meant the world to her. Their time spent together was very special.

She was born March 16, 1935 to Elijah A. Gebhart and Evelyn Ruth (Holmes) Gebhart who preceded her in death. She married Gordon L. Laymon on Aug. 9, 1959 in the Warren United Church of Christ. He also preceded her in death along with her sister, Barbara Sue, who died as an infant.

Survivors include a son, Neil A. (Wendy) Laymon, of Warren; grandchildren, Sierra (Jake) Rosenberger, of Columbia City, and Noah (Veronika) Laymon of Noblesville; sister, Nancy J. Smyth of Warren and three great-grandchildren, Ezra, Maya, and Isaac.

Viewing hours will be held at the United Church of Christ, 202 E. 2nd St., Warren, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, from 2-8 p.m. and again on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, one hour prior to the service. A service to celebrate Ellen’s life will be at the church at 11a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. There will be an hour of calling before the service. Pastor Troy Drayer will officiate, and burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider helping others by donating to WAMA (Warren Area Ministerial Association) PO Box 344, Warren, IN 46792, Bread of Life Food Pantry, PO Box 574, Warren, IN 46792 and/or Pulse Opera House, PO Box 631, Warren, IN 46792.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home, Warren.