Ann Adele Layton (nee Hoerber) August 30, 1959 – January 30, 2023
Ann Adele Layton passed away on January 30, 2023 due to complications associated with cancer. She touched many in life and is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Mike, and their sons Sean, Neil (Chelsea), Ryan and Mick (Beth), her brother, Doug Hoerber (Roni), her mother-in-law, Mary Beth Layton, sister-in-law, Ellen Layton Mullarkey and her many cousins, niece and nephew and devoted friends. She was the loving daughter of the late Norman and late Adelma Hoerber.
Ann was a bright light to all who knew her. Ann lived a wonderful and fulfilling life, full of many friends, varied interests and creative outlets. She treasured all of her many friends—from her walking group, Bunco, book club, WU co-workers, and Mr. Guy just to mention a few. A proud Saint Louis University graduate and Billiken volleyball player, Ann and her “volleyball girls” played together for more than 45 years and cherished those lifelong friendships. At SLU, Ann also met Mike, the love of her life.
A lifelong resident of Saint Louis Hills, Ann was a devoted supporter of Francis Park. She was a founding member of Art in the Park, which is now in its 18th year. She gave her gift of time and talent to many groups, most notably the SLUH Cashbah, the alma mater of her husband and her four adored sons.
Ann was at peace with God and the life he gave her even at the end of her life. Special thanks and gratitude to the people at Siteman Cancer Institute and Evelyn House. Without exception, everyone there was incredibly kind. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Francis Park/Ann Layton Memorial,
PO Box 190314, St. Louis, MO 63119-6314.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel 10151 Gravois, Friday February3, 9:00 AM to St Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church for 9:30 AM mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 4-9 PM
I love you Ann from here to eternity, where someday I will see you again. Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say Rejoice.
My prayers and thoughts are with your family. Ann and I shared a wall at work, and I could always count on her for a great story. Her smile was the best.
I was sad to learn of Ann’s illness and passing. I will remember her as a joy-filled person who brightened whatever room she was in. Her love was certainly in her children and in Mike. My condolences to all of you, but I also look to you all as living tributes to the love and life Ann lived.
May God bless and keep you.
Our lives are forever blessed by Ann’s devoted lifelong friendship.
We will carry her spirit forward and celebrate her cheerful disposition in the face of life’s many challenges, her playful sense of humor, her infectious competitive spirit and her loving devotion to Mike, her boys and her extended circle of friends.
Ann, we are so grateful for the love and joy you shared with each of us!!
Your “volleyball girls”
Neil and Chelsea; so sorry to hear about your beautiful Mother’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
We will always remember Ann’s smile, which only grew as she spoke about her
family, especially all of her “boys”. She was generous, loving, funny, and always kind.
Ann – thank you for your friendship all these years – we will miss you.
Nick and Karen Colarelli
I want to extend my condolences to Family & dear friends. May you’ll look to heaven with a smile on your faces and know that you have an smiling & loving Angel named Ann watching over you.
Love Charlotte Davidson
I remember Ann from my years at Ascension Lutheran School and church where her parents were members. Ann was always a good girl and nice to all. She was a volleyball player at her
grade school time too. Her mother and father helped teach me tennis at Francis Park which has lasted a lifetime as a St. Louis Hills neighbor. Ann was often playing tennis as well. My condolences to all her family and friends.
My adored sister, we all know our world was a better place because Ann was in it.
She will always be in or hearts . So beautiful, kind, caring, thoughtful, my memory of this wonderful being will always remind me of my good fortune to have had her in my life.
I loved Ann dearly–she had a caring and generous spirit, an ability to find humor in many situations, and had a creative talent that I enjoyed. She was a good friend at LHSS, and after marrying and moving away, she was the friend who made an effort to remain connected. Even though our visits were infrequent, I will miss her terribly. My heart goes out to Mike and her sons and family–“May the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort” comfort you in your loss.
Ann was beautiful on the outside and even more beautiful on the inside – she was a very special person – kind-hearted, happy, funny, loving, and devoted who we are proud to call our friend for life. Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to Mike & the boys and their entire extended families and may they take some comfort in knowing that they will be reunited with Ann one day in a much better place. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and everyone who was blessed to have known her…..
Ann was a wonderful and loving person. She will be missed by all whose lives were touched by her kindness.
Blessings to her husband, sons and brother who will carry memories of her with them for a lifetime.
So sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. We lived across the street on Itaska for 17 years. She was a great neighbor and always cheerful and fun chat with… about kids and the neighborhood. Loved getting her Xmas cards every year ❤️. May she rest in peace . Prayers to the family .
Paula and John Wilson
I always enjoyed seeing Ann when we visited family in St. Louis. She was so warm, kind, and welcoming. Her beautiful smile says it all. Her passing is a loss in our family. May her memory be a blessing.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Ann or her husband Mark but my son and wife, Dean Wilk and Annette Wilk did. They both have told me beautiful things about her in the short time of knowing her. Ann and Mark allowed my son Dean to stay at their home on 2 occasions as he is friends with Mick after meeting him at The University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Dean could not have been treated better on both occasions as Ann and Mark went out of their way to make Dean feel like part of the family. I never had a chance to say Thank You to Ann so I am saying it now. Thank you Ann for treating my son as part of your family when he visited your home. Thank you Mark as well for the hospitality you gave to my son. I do wish I was able to meet you all but the high praise my son Dean has spoken about your entire family I feel like I know you. God Bless Ann as she is with Jesus looking down upon all of you. God Speed.
Separated by distance and the circumstances of life, I never truly had the opportunity to know Ann that well. I was, however, able to live vicariously within her circles through the detailed and cleverly assembled “Layton chronicles” that she sent out each year around Christmas. It was evident through her written thoughts that she loved her community, her family and most important, her Lord and Savior. Truly the Lord is speaking to her at present, “Well done, my good and faithful servant” and she will be missed here, but ever so joyful for eternity with her Savior. Love you, my aunt and fellow saint.
Such a beautiful, caring woman that brought immense joy and happiness to the Layton family is now with our Lord in Heaven. Joan and I cannot express the words of sorrow that we feel for Mike and the boys at this incredibly difficult time. Our deepest sympathies, heart felt condolences and prayers are with Ann, Mike their sons and extended family. May God Bless Ann and the Layton family.
“He counts the stars and calls them all by name.” What a bright star she will be in Heaven shining down on her beloved family and many friends. Sadly, our worlds will be a little darker without her by our sides. Ann, we will always have a chair at bookclub for you. Miss you and love you forever.
Thank you, Ann, for being such a loving, kind, and generous friend to our family and to my mom in particular. You are so very missed.
Still difficult to accept the reality of my dear cousin Ann passing away..she was so vibrant in life and will live on in the hearts of all she met. She was a radiant soul – just beautiful inside and out.
Growing up we gathered every holiday at one of the Aunt/Uncle’s home to celebrate. Ann was our Southwest H.S. junior cheerleader when I was there. I would see Ann & family with every visit to St. Louis but unfortunately Covid has kept me from making the trip to St. Louis for several years.
Sending my love and comfort to all the extended family. I will miss her.