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Barbara Baker

Barbara Layton Baker (Layton)

January 26, 1927 - December 3, 2018
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Barbara (Layton) Baker, 91, of Weston, MO, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Smithville Living Center, Smithville, MO. Barbara was born January 26, 1927 in Weston to James Alexander and Julia Etta (Kyle) Layton. She was a graduate of the Weston High School, lifelong resident of Weston, and faithful member of the First Baptist Church, where she was secretary and Sunday school teacher. Barbara served her community in many capacities, including: Mayor of Weston for 10 years, and member of Weston Rotary Club, Eastern Star, the Weston Garden Club, and member of the Volkswalk Club, participating in walks throughout the country. She was head of the license bureau of Platte City, bookkeeper for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco during the Weston tobacco markets, was a manager for the Gamble’s Store in Atchison, KS, worked for a car transport company in Kansas City, MO, and worked for a bridal shop in Kansas City as well. Barbara was also a business owner as part owner of Tolle’s car dealership and service station in Weston, owner of the Weston Laundromat, and operator of the trailer court in Weston. As an informed, longtime community member, Barbara will also be remembered for her contributions in her “Year Ago” column in the Weston Chronicle. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her sisters Alena “Jo” Brown, Sue Gabbert, and Dorothy Winburn; and a daughter Leslie Tolle Jenks. Barbara is survived by: her daughter Stephanie McDaniel, son-in-law Steven Jenks; granddaughters Hillary Barlow, and Jennifer Broyles; 6 great grandchildren; brothers James Layton, David Layton, and Mike (Martha) Layton; sister Judy (Monte) Nixon; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family. A visitation will be held 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Vaughn Funeral Home in Weston; followed by a 2:00 p.m. funeral service. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston. Memorial contributions can be given to the First Baptist Church of Weston.
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  • Visitation

    December 6, 2018 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    December 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Vaughn Funeral Home
    18905 St. Rt. 45 North
    WESTON, MO 64098
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  • Service

    December 6, 2018 | 2:00pm
    December 6, 2018 2:00pm
    Vaughn Funeral Home
    18905 St. Rt. 45 North
    WESTON, MO 64098
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Steve Noyes


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Patrisia Magallon

Posted at 02:17pm
We like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. With deep sympathy, we share your sorrow, after the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. May God give you the strength to endure the pain you are going through and may he embrace you and comfort your family during this difficult time."Jesus said to her: 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.'"-John 11:25

Walter H. Humphrey

Posted at 05:58pm
Our most heartfelt sympathy for the family's loss.

Brother Dave, Nephew Scott & Niece Kathy and

Posted at 10:24pm
Barbara/Aunt Barbara we will miss your coffee talks, your awesome sense of humor and wisdom and your grace. We love you, miss you and wish you peace.
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Dearly loved Auntie Babs!
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