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Edna Layton - May 01, 2017


Edna Layton, 93, of Scranton went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Born in London, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Emily Davis, and she moved to the United States following World War II.

She was preceded in death by her husband Willard, as well as siblings Tom and Dorothy in England. Surviving are three children, 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Edna worked as a seamstress for many years, and later in life, helped care for others in nursing facilities. She was a member of the Independent Bible Church of Duryea, an avid gardener, was passionate about politics and world events, but her most recognized quality was her great faith in God.

A private family ceremony will be held at the convenience of the family.

Guestbook Entries

I'm so sorry about your Mom Bill, deepest sympathy to you and to all of your family.

Judy McILwee (over 4 years ago)

We are so sorry to hear of Edna's (Bobby's) passing. So happy that she is with the Lord and seeing her savior face to face - but so sorry that your hearts are hurting with the loss of her. Please give our love to the whole family. We miss and love you all! Leah

Leah Stevens (over 4 years ago)

Dear Layton Family, Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants. (NIV) The LORD cares deeply when his loved ones die.(NLT) Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.(ESV) Anyway you "translate" it, it translates into the marvelous, precious love that Jesus has for your Mom!!! We found her to be very precious, too! We celebrate her going home to her Savior, Jesus. Your family is in our prayers before the Father asking for His prodigal comfort to be upon your hearts and minds at this time. We love you guys, but not as much as He does. All our love! Al+Marjorie Simonovich “Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am.” — John 17:24 O death! why dost thou touch the tree beneath whose spreading branches weariness hath rest? Why dost thou snatch away the excellent of the earth, in whom is all our delight? If thou must use thine axe, use it upon the trees which yield no fruit; thou mightest be thanked then. But why wilt thou fell the goodly cedars of Lebanon? O stay thine axe, and spare the righteous. But no, it must not be; death smites the goodliest of our friends; the most generous, the most prayerful, the most holy, the most devoted must die. And why? It is through Jesus’ prevailing prayer — ”Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am.” It is that which bears them on eagle’s wings to heaven. Every time a believer mounts from this earth to paradise, it is an answer to Christ’s prayer. A good old divine remarks, “Many times Jesus and His people pull against one another in prayer. You bend your knee in prayer and say ‘Father, I will that Thy saints be with me where I am’; Christ says, ‘Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am.’” Thus the disciple is at cross-purposes with his Lord. The soul cannot be in both places: the beloved one cannot be with Christ and with you too. Now, which pleader shall win the day? If you had your choice; if the King should step from His throne, and say, “Here are two supplicants praying in opposition to one another, which shall be answered?” Oh! I am sure, though it were agony, you would start from your feet, and say, “Jesus, not my will, but Thine be done.” You would give up your prayer for your loved one’s life, if you could realize the thoughts that Christ is praying in the opposite direction — ”Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am.” Lord, Thou shalt have them. By faith we let them go.

Al+Marjorie Simonovich (over 4 years ago)

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