Lois M. Layne

   Lois M. Layne, 75, passed away July 24, 2017, at her residence. 
   Lois was born Jan. 29, 1942 in Bluffton to the late Louis and Gladys (Schick) Criblez. 
   After graduating from Bluffton High School, Lois moved to Texas.  While living in Texas, Lois was an inspector at Deluxe Check Printing Company.  Upon moving back to Ohio, she worked at Monsanto Chemicals for 15 years as a quality control inspector.  She later worked at Wilson Football Factory in Ada, as a waitress at Ingalls Restaurant and at Triplett Corporation both in Bluffton.  Lois was an ovarian cancer survivor and enjoyed taking her nieces and nephews to the Allen County Fair.  She was a member of the St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bluffton and was known for making the best cheese balls, baked beans and zucchini bread.  Lois thoroughly enjoyed her pets and feeding the neighborhood pets. 
   Survivors include two brothers, Harry Criblez of Ada, Arley (Dawn) Criblez of Ottawa; a sister, Janet (Bill) Gossard of Harrod; and several nieces and nephews. 
   Lois was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Y. McCafferty; and two brothers, Brice Criblez and Marion Criblez.
   Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 28, at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton, Pastor Terry Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery near Bluffton following the service.
   Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
   Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.