Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Marilyn C. Laya

Passed away on October 21, 2019

Marilyn C. Laya, (nee Nichols), age 87, late of Crown Point, IN and formerly of Chicago Heights, IL passed away on October 21, 2019. Marilyn is survived by two sons; Albert (Sue) Laya and Steven (Colleen) Laya, five grandchildren; Paul Laya, Brian Laya (Ashley Hendricks), Laurie Laya (Aaron Lynum), Megan (Alvarez) Flores and Kyle Laya, five great-grandchildren; Wynter Lynum, Wyatt Lynum, Lucas Laya, Skylar Flores and A.J. Flores, two brothers; Kenneth (Ruby) Nichols and Ronald (Penny) Nichols as well as many nieces and nephews. Marilyn was born on October 2, 1932 in Chicago Heights, IL and spent her nursing career at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, IL. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in St. John, IN, she enjoyed reading, cooking and crafts. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Leonard Laya and her sister Delores (late Howard) Hanna. Visitation Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services Friday, October 25, 2019 at  10:00 a.m. at the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 West 97th Lane (1/2 block West of U.S. 41 / Wicker Ave. at 97th Lane) St. John, IN 46373. Interment Assumption Cemetery Glenwood, IL. 219-365-3474. www.elmwoodchapel.com.


Elmwood Funeral Chapel
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00 am

Assumption Cemetery
19500 South Cottage Grove
Glenwood, IL 60425

Visitation Location

St. John
11300 W. 97th Lane
St. John, IN 46373
(219) 365-3474


Visitation Information

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm

"Steve sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family. "
- MarySue n Vincent Flores
October 22, 2019 6:24 pm

"Eternal rest grant unto her Lord. And may perpetual light shine on her. May her soul and the souls of the faithfully departed, Rest In Peace. Deacon Robert Viviano"
- Deacon Robert Viviano
October 25, 2019 8:43 am

Candles Lit