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Delma R. Gordon Layton, 76

Delma R. (Gordon) Layton, 76, of Lititz went home to be with Jesus on January 10, 2020. Born in Everett, PA she was one of eight born to the late Harvey E. Gordon and Dolly V. (Young) Gordon and the wife of Roy Layton.

A graduate of Everett High School, Delma was always interested in medicine and being of service to others. She was employed by Cornerstone Heath and Lancaster General Hospital, where she worked as a Lab Technician. Delma was also heavily involved with Brickerville EMS and Warwick EMS, where she volunteered for over 30 years total between the two. She also was an instructor for CPR training through the Red Cross and American Heart Association.

Delma was a skilled crafter and loved to sew, knit, and crochet. Her talent was used to make her daughter’s wedding dress, many gifts for family and friends, prayer shawls, and items for charity. Delma donated her hand made hats and booties for pre-mature babies at Lancaster General and made angel gowns for still born babies through Share of Lancaster. She also enjoyed flowers and tending to her garden, where she took pride in her beautiful blooms. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she cherished her time with her grand and great-grandchildren and family.

A devout Christian, she was a member of Grace Community Fellowship and volunteered her time to assist with Sunday School.
Delma is survived by her husband of 56 years, Roy Layton, her children; Brian Layton (Rhonda), Paula Groff (Tony), and Barry Layton, grandchildren; Matthew (Gillian), Mark (Chrissy), Daniel, and Paul Layton, Paige Perry, Nathan (Kerri), Austin, Tyler, and Shenyele Groff, great-grandchildren; Jase and Colton Groff and Hazel and Melody Layton, sister Edna Williams, and lots of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings; Helen Clark, Lilly Trevagli, Elizabeth Reed, Agnes Myers, Regina Rush, and Harry Gordon.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:00am at Grace Community Fellowship Church located at 1483 N Colebrook Rd, Manheim, PA 17545. Guests will be received prior to the service starting at 9:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Share of Lancaster at 414 E. King Street Lancaster, PA 17602.

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February 07, 2020

I was acquainted with Delma through her ambulance work. She played an important role in saving the life of a good friend (Benuel King) who was victim of a farm accident involving a head injury. My wife and I extend our condolences to her family. She will certainly be missed by many.
Dr. Gary Scibal (retired, Lititz Family Medicine)

January 24, 2020

Roy, so sorry to hear of Delma’s passing.  We were good friends all through high school and after .  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.   Darryl and Suzi Foor

January 20, 2020

Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Roy and your family. May Delma Rest In Peace. Regards, your cousin Betty Akers and family

January 18, 2020

Roy and Family – Our payers are with you and your family as you grieve the passing of Delma.  Both you and Delma were wonderfull neighbors.  Delma loved her flowers and was a very thoughtful and caring person.
Lloyd and Lois Melhorn

January 16, 2020

Deepest condolences to the entire Layton family. There are so many wonderful memories I have of spending time at the house in Brickerville. Distant memories of time spent at the grandparents. Blessings to all of you during this time. Cecilia (Eberly) Loose

January 14, 2020

You are in my thoughts and prayers.  
Beverly Calhoun Geller

January 14, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. Delma was such a wonderful and delightful person. Thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time.
Olive Calhoun & Family

January 14, 2020

We are sorry to hear this Delma was a good freind when we were younger and went to Church together.She was a special lady and shared her life with alot of people. Roy and family prayers for strengh thru a diffcult time angels will be near during the loss and healing.GOD BLESS.
Melvin and Sara Deremer

January 14, 2020

Sending love and prayers to Delma’s family. So glad we got to meet Delma and family members. We are comforted in knowing she is no longer in pain and suffering. And she is with our Lord. Del and Barb Foote, Fresno CA.  

January 14, 2020

Roy, Sorry to hear about your loss of your wife. May she rest in peace. Sincerely your old friend, Les Wentz

January 13, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. No words can really convey my heartfelt sincerity at this difficult time for your family.
May the Lord Bless you and give you His peace.
Cook and Lee

Visitation
Saturday, January 18, 2020
9:00 AM
Grace Community Fellowship Church
1483 N Colebrook Rd
Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545
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10:00 AM
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1483 N Colebrook Rd
Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545
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