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William S. Layne

Jul 02, 2014

William S. Layne, 85, of Goffstown, NH, passed away on June 15th, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was born on May 8, 1929, in Barboursville, West Virginia, the son of Judge and Ethel (Stowasser) Layne.

Bill graduated from Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky. He served three years in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in France. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a PhD in chemistry.

Bill enjoyed working with wood, making many objects, both large and small, utilitarian and artistic. He was also an accomplished musician, playing the organ for church services and the harpsichord which he built.

Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kathryn (Koerber) Layne, four children, Susan, Virginia, Stephen, and Daniel, and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 26, at 3:00 pm, at Hillside United Methodist Church in Goffstown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, or


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