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Helen Sue (Layton) Gabbert

Helen Sue (Layton) Gabbert was born to James A. and Juliaetta Kyle Layton, February 20, 1925 in Weston, Missouri.
Helen Sue (Layton) Gabbert was born to James A. and Juliaetta Kyle Layton, February 20, 1925 in Weston, Missouri.

She attended Park College until she married Alvin J. “Jack” Gabbert June 13, 1947, and had a daughter, Suzanne.

When Jack got a job in Kansas City they moved there and she worked at Kansas City Life for several years. When Suzanne was ready for first grade they moved back to Weston and continued to live there the remainder of their lives. Sue finished her degree and began teaching vocational Home Economics at West Platte High School. She later advanced her studies and began a long career teaching mathematics at Platte County R-3 where she later retired. Sue continued substitute teaching for several years. She was a beloved Sunday school teacher, pianist and friend to all in her church. She was always there to help both physically and financially. She loved going to Bristol Manor with her friend Maxine to lead a Bible study with anyone who wanted to share their love of scripture. She adopted all of her daughter’s friends as her own and never failed to help anyone in need. After the loss of her beloved husband, Jack, she welcomed anyone who needed a Christmas home to come for brunch and the warmth of her heartwarming smile. No one could deliver a soul stirring Grace like Sue.

Sue was the oldest of eight children. She dearly loved her brothers and sisters and always wanted the best for them in every way. Her sister Allena (Jo) Brown preceded her in death.

The surviving siblings are: Barbara Baker, Mike Layton and David Layton of Weston, Missouri; Dorothy Winburn of Overland Park, Kansas; Jim Layton of Chillicothe, Missouri and her baby sister, Judy Nixon of Mt. Morris, Illinois. She was Aunt Sue to many greatly loved nieces and nephews and their families. She leaves her daughter, Suzanne Goodpaster and her husband, Jerry of Weston, Missouri who love her to the moon and back forever.

Sue was a true Christian lady and an angel here on earth. She only wanted to please and she always thought of others first. She was highly intelligent, kind and gracious and the best mother anyone could ever pray to have.

A visitation will be held 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Vaughn Funeral Home in Weston. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 22 at the funeral home; followed by interment in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston.

The family suggests contributions be given to the First Baptist Church of Weston, or to the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery of Weston. A bright light has left us here on earth and has risen to be with Jack and the Lord.

Arrangements By: Vaughn Funeral Home—Weston, MO—Ph. 816-386-2281.
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