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Esther Mary Layton

Benton, AR, 1944 - 2022

Mrs. Esther Mary Layton, 78, of Benton, loving wife and mother, went to meet her Lord and Savior after an extended battle with cancer. She never allowed it to steal her joy. Esther was a very positive, uplifting, and loving person who shared her story with others battling cancer. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. Esther loved painting, sewing, and crafts. She was always making little gifts for others. This brought her much joy. Esther had a heart for others and sharing the gospel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dominico and Tonita Maestas and sister, Annabelle.
Survivors include husband, Kenneth Layton; son, Michael Layton; sisters, Christina Victoria, Betty Gorley, and Bernie Maestas; brothers, Eddie, Dominic, and Felix Maestas.
Visitation will be 12-1 p.m., Friday, December 2 at Spring Creek Baptist Church with a memorial service beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at 3 p.m., in Fairplay Cemetery. Bro. Terry Parrish will be officiating.
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Published December 1, 2022

Ashby Funeral Home
108 West Narroway, Benton, AR
Phone: 501-778-2544