Rochester, NY / Wellsville, NY - Barbara Layfield, age76, of the Stannards Road passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Barb was born on February 27, 1940 in Wellsville to Nelson A. and Gladys Harder Bierman. Barb was a longtime resident of the Wellsville Area who moved to Webster to live with her sister. She graduated from Wellsville High as the Salutatorian of her class. Barb graduated from both Alfred State College and Empire State College with honors. She worked for the former First Trust Bank in Wellsville, for a time in Olean, prepared business tax returns and retired from Allegany ARC in 2011. Barb enjoyed researching ancestry, sewing clothing, reading and word search puzzles. She was a member and past treasurer of the DAR of this area and the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville.
Barb is survived by her beloved dog, “Honey”, her sister Carol (Ken) Prautzsch of Webster and many cousins throughout the country.
Barb was predeceased by her parents, Nelson and Gladys.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, July 1, 2016, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Maple Avenue in Wellsville where her funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Reverend Greg DeSalvator will preside and burial will take place in York’s Corners Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider donations the either the First United Methodist Church or to the Allegany County SPCA. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.