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 Norval E. “Lefty” Layton

Norval E. “Lefty” Layton

Superior, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 92)
Glasco, Cloud County, Kansas, USA
Burial Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 100126076 · View Source
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Norval E. (Lefty) Layton, 92, of Glasco, previously of Topeka, passed away on October 31, 2012 in Glasco, KS. He was born November 22, 1919, in Superior, Nebraska to Albert Guy Laton and Rebecca Grace Amos.

He graduated from Bath Consolidated High School in Fairborn, Ohio in 1938. He was inducted into the Army in January of 1942.

He married Margaret Cornelssen in Dompaire, France on December 2, 1944.

He resided in Topeka, Kansas until 2004 when he moved to Glasco, Kansas.

His wife, Margaret, preceded him in death January 23, 1997.

Also preceding him in death were his brother Guy Laton, half brother Or Range (Lavane) Laton, and half sister Bonnie Matthes. Surviving are brother Harold Layton of Carthage, MO; daughters Lynda (Clark) Huffer of Glasco, KS; Judy (John) Hill of Topeka, KS; and Marcia (John) McGraw of Oklahoma City, OK. Grandchildren are Paul (Leslie) Huffer of Lawrence, KS; Doug (Bong-hwa Song) Huffer of Gyeongju, S. Korea; A. J. (Jill) Hill of Allen, TX; Matt (Jenny) Hill of Olathe, KS: Jenae (Andre) Heller of Council Grove, KS; Julie (Bryan) Howard of Ada, OK; and Jennifer Nana of Bethany, OK.

He leaves 12 great-grandchildren to mourn his passing and several step grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Lefty was a body man and car painter. He retired from Shortman Dodge (under the ownership of Ed Bozarth) in 1984. His hobbies were bowling and R/C airplanes. He attended the Christian Church in Glasco.

Lefty was a cook with the 95th Evacuation Hospital during his WWII service. The 95th Evac was overseas for 25 mos. and 21 of those mos. were spent in direct support of combat operations. They were the 1st Allied Hospital on European soil after WWII began, and the only evac hospital in the ETO to land in 3 D-Day convoys. They treated 41,665 cases during that time.

Lefty was cremated. There will be a memorial service at the Nicol Home in Glasco, KS Nov. 14 at 10:15 AM. Graveside services at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka, KS will be Nov. 23 at 1:00 PM. Dean Funeral Home in Glasco is in charge of local arrangements. Memorials may be given to Harden Hospice of Kansas (formerly Hospice Care of Kansas) 200 S. Santa Fe, Salina, KS; The Nicol Home, 303 E. Buffalo, Glasco, KS; or Glasco Christian Church, 201 S. Haynes, Glasco, KS 67445.

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on November 4, 2012

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  • Created by: Dale Bernhardt
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100126076
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Norval E. “Lefty” Layton (22 Nov 1919–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100126076, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Dale Bernhardt (contributor 47013200) .