of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Grass Lake and Ann Arbor age 90, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born August 28, 1921 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joseph W. and Martha (Beaton) Gibbs.
On August 24, 1946, she married Richard L. Layher in Toledo, Ohio and he preceded her in death on November 27, 1989. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Sue of Dexter, Richard and Mary of Dexter, Randy and Eileen of Chelsea; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Dale Frey of Ann Arbor; 10 grandchildren Daniel, Scott, Brian, Brad, Gina, Richard, Noel, Shannon, Olivia, Jacob; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Evelyn Jannel; 2 sisters Eleanor Gibbs and Marie Anderson; 2 brothers, Nick Connors and Joe Gibbs.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 11, 11:00 am at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, with Rev. Stephen Bringardner officiating. Burial followed at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor. The family received friends Friday 2-4pm & 6-8pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice or Chelsea Retirement Community.