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February 6, 2014

Virginia Layman

Virginia Leigh (Tacy) Layman, 95, of Fairmont, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 4, 2014) at her residence.

She was born in Huttonsville on June 9, 1918, a daughter of the late Chumley Alfred and Mary Louise (Simmons) Tacy.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Walter Layman.

Virginia was retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Co., where she worked as a cook. She was a former member of the Penovalen Club and the Fairmont Women’s Club. She was an excellent cook and baker, and she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and traveling.

She is survived by her son, James Lee Layman and his wife Linda of Fairmont; four grandchildren, James Michael Layman of Louisiana, Steven K. Layman and his wife Sara of Alabama, Robert Delaney and his wife Tabitha of Florida, and David Layman; and four great-grandchildren, Savannah Layman, Sheldon Layman, Cody Delaney and Tiffany Delaney.

Also surviving are two sisters, Eunice Price and her husband Howard of Glassow, and Mary Ellen Nine and her husband Leo of Cantonville, Md.; one brother, Vernon Tacy of Clarksburg; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Glena M. Eckberg and Rella Tacy, and two brothers, Gail Tacy and Victor Tacy.

Family and friends may call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 5-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Friday with Pastor Jim Zinn officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah Cemetery in Monongalia County.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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