Oscoda County Herald

Cleo N. Sheldon

Died October 3, 2021

Cleo N. Sheldon, age 90, of Comins, Michigan, passed away at her son’s home on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Cleo was born in Oxford, Michigan on March 9, 1931, to George and Mildred (Covey) Carroll.

She married Eugene Layman and raised their family in Fairview. They moved to Rock, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula where Cleo was an active Avon salesperson. She achieved their President’s Award for sales. The couple returned to Fairview in the late 1980’s. Following Eugene’s death, Cleo was remarried to Donald Sheldon. The couple settled in Johannesburg. Following Donald’s death, Cleo moved to Grayling to be closer to her brother. Cleo had enjoyed making jewelry and flower gardening. She loved a well-kept lawn and home and was meticulous in her housekeeping of both. To her grandchildren, Cleo was lovingly known as “Gram” or “Grammy”.  She also loved her beloved dogs.

Cleo is survived by her son Eugene “Sam” (Dana) Layman, Jr. of Comins, Michigan; seven grandchildren: Ryan (Raine) Layman, David (Maria) Layman, Katie (Kevin) Freel, Jacob (Laurin) Layman, Billy Toyra, Nicole Miller, and Karry (Carlo) Vignaroli; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Eugene Layman, Sr., her second husband Donald Sheldon, her daughter Vickie Toyra, two sisters, and five brothers.

Visitation will be on Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, MI, with Funeral Services at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Salsbury officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Michigan.

Memorial donations may be directed to Hospice of Michigan-Alpena, 145 N. State Avenue, Alpena, MI 49707-2835.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, MI.