Jane Hummel Layman

April 6, 1928February 8, 2021

Jane H. Layman, 92, of Bloomington died Monday, February 8, 2021 in Meadowood Health Pavilion. She was born April 6, 1928 in Waterbury, Connecticut to Albert Hummel and Anne Lynch Hummel. She was retired from Valparaiso University as an Administrative Assistant in the Department of English.

Survivors include her three children, Bill Layman, Laurie Vikander and Bob Layman; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sisters-in-law Barbara J. Layman and Nancy Layman; 5 Layman nieces and nephews, and 3 Protasevich nieces in Connecticut. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul in 2001; and two sisters, Barbara Haggerty and Alice Protasevich.

Jane was a graduate of the University of Connecticut and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Jane married Paul Layman from Columbus, Ohio in 1953, and lived in Suffern, NY, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Chicago (twice), before they settled in Valparaiso. After moving to Lake Monroe, she volunteered at Lakeview Elementary and Arlington Heights schools for 10 years where she led Literature Enrichment Groups for high level readers. In 2005 she moved to Meadowood Retirement Community, where she was an enthusiastic football, baseball and basketball fan and attended many games at Indiana University.

Memorial donations in Jane’s name may be made to Indiana University (memo line: WBB Program) and mailed to IU Women’s Basketball, Attn: Liz Honegger, 1001 E. 17th St., Bloomington, IN 47408.

No public services are planned at this time. She will be interred in the Layman family plot in Sandusky, Ohio at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home.


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Nola Hartman

February 18, 2021

Jane was one of my favorite library patrons. I helped her get her crossword puzzles every week. She even invited me to lunch at Meadowood so I could see the decorations.
Sorry for your loss

Betty Vance

February 18, 2021

Jane was a good friend for 14 plus years here at Meadowood.
I am missing her already. May her family find peace and comfort
at this time of loss.