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Gail Sue Layaou

March 15, 1961 — March 6, 2024

Springville, PA

Gail Sue Layaou, age 62, formerly of Springville, PA, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, March 6, 2024, at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, PA. 


Sue, as she was most known by, was born on March 15, 1961, in Meshoppen, PA, a daughter of the late John (Jack) and Dorothy E. Giberson Layaou. She grew up in the Springville area with her five siblings and graduated from Elk Lake High School in 1979. Sue loved visiting with family and fishing in local ponds.


For the past two and a half years, Sue was a resident of Smith’s Personal Care Home in Wyalusing. Sue had some struggles throughout her lifetime, but she is now at peace resting with her parents and siblings in heaven. Most will remember Sue for her glowing smile and very kind giving spirit. 


Sue is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 


Besides her parents, she was predeceased by all of her five siblings: Debra Lynn Layaou Wright in 1991, Joan E. Layaou Carpenter in 2005, John Ernest Layaou Jr. in 2016, Carol Ann Layaou Weaver in 2020, and Laura Jane Layaou Watkins in 2022. She was also predeceased by a nephew David “Jer” Watkins in 2023, and a great nephew Dakota Watkins in 2016.


Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. 


Memorial contributions may be made to the Smith’s Personal Care Home, Activities Fund, PO Box 65, Wyalusing, PA 18853. 


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA.


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