Barbara D. Layton

August 19, 1931November 13, 2020

Barbara quietly and peacefully went to her heavenly Father, Friday November 13, 2020 at Welcome Home Assisted Living. She was 89 years old. Barbara Anne was born to James and Mary Daugherty in Appalachia, VA. She was the youngest of seven children. Barbara met the love of her life when she was a teenager and became Mrs. Linwood Layton at the age of 19. She was the loving mother of two daughters dedicated to raising children of integrity, character and faith in God. Barbara also worked her way up to supervisor at the telephone company in both Virginia and Florida.

In 1967, Barbara gave her heart to Christ and her life forever changed. She served God through serving, caring and loving others both in church and community at large. She was a quiet woman with a sweet, kind nature and an unsuspecting wit that would catch one off-guard bringing laughter and double-takes. Reading and crocheting brought enjoyment, but her main joy came from spending time with her family and friends, especially her beloved husband of 68 and 1/2 years. If you saw one you saw the other, most always holding hands or busy volunteering to help one in need. Barbara had a ready smile, tender heart and wise listening ear.

Barbara is survived by her daughters; Linda Yoder (Russ) and Becky Ripo (Richard), grandchildren; Tim Newsome, Leigh Anne Booker and Preston Yoder, five great grandchildren; Madison, Desirea, Evan, Charlotte and Ryleigh, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, and devoted husband Lin.

A Celebration of Life Service for Barbara will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home, 170 Honore Ave., Sarasota, FL 34232, with burial to follow in Palms Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. A reception will follow the burial at the funeral home. Pastor Stephen Schlabach will be officiating the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Overland Missions, 11 Riverside Dr. #201, Cocoa, FL 32922, or charity of donors choice.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

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