Nilah Frey Layman, of Oxford, Ohio, was born on February 6, 1932 in Franklin County, Indiana, the daughter of White and Beulah Hughes Denton. She worked for Kroger for 44 years, in Brookville and Oxford. Nilah was a past member of St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s churches, and currently a member of Westside Church of Christ in Hamilton. Her husband Stanley Frey preceded her in death on May 5, 1986, as did husband John Layman, on August 5, 2015. Nilah was a great cook, loved art, painting, and traveling; enjoyed gardening, and loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed being an interior decorator. On Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the age of 84, Nilah passed away at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.Those surviving who will cherish Nilah’s memory include son, Steve (Brenda) Frey of Oxford, OH; grandson, Chris Frey of Oxford; stepsons, Johnny Layman, Jr. of Nashville, TN, and Bernie Gierach of Harrison, OH. Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by brother, Raymond Denton, and sister, Helen Tussey.Friends may visit with the family on Monday, April 18, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Pastor Dan Knisley, of Westside Church of Christ, will officiate the service at 12 noon. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Nilah Frey Layman.