Born 9-16-1929 -- Died 3-10-2004
Reta Jane Laymon, 74, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late John Henry Taylor and Julie Jane Foster Taylor was born Sept. 16, 1929, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died March 10, 2004, at her home.
She married John Laymon in 1944. To this union a daughter was born. She grew up in Elizabeth where she attended Cedar Park School. She moved to Springfield in 1953, where she was employed by Zenith. She moved back to Viola in 1976, and became owner/operator of the Viola Dairy Bar until her retirement in 1991. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law -- Genette and Harold Bishop of Elizabeth; two grandchildren -- Jeffrey Bishop of Mountain Home, and Julie James and husband, Andy, of Elizabeth; her step-mother, Ruby Taylor of Elizabeth; a half-brother, Harvey Taylor of Elizabeth; two nieces; and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her paternal grandparents -- Walter and Vina Jenkins Taylor; and her maternal grandparents -- John and Mary Jane Foster.
A graveside service was March 13 at Flora Cemetery near Viola. byunder the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark.