Obituary: Shirley Ann Ayers

Shirley Ann Ayers, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at the Bethesda Home in Goessel.
She was born on Aug. 9, 1936, in Sedgwick, joining a brother Robert.OBIT-Ayers
Shirley was raised in rural Sedgwick, graduating from Sedgwick High School. She later met Charles F. Ayers Jr., and they were married and made their home in Elbing. They had three children, Charles, Kevin and Sheila.
After her marriage ended, Shirley moved to Newton where she lived at the Plaza Apartments. She met many friends there, enjoyed shopping, dining out, her flowers and plants. She also enjoyed cooking. Shirley always had a holiday meal for her family as long as she was able to.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had been a cook at Friendly Acres and Kansas Christian Home.
Shirley?s father died on Sept. 23, 1996, at the age of 92, and her mother, Virginia, died on Jan. 16, 2007, after reaching her 100th birthday.
Survivors include her sons Charles V. Ayers and wife Sandy of Hillsboro, and Kevin F. Ayers and wife Loretta of Elbing; daughter Sheila Nelson and husband Mike of Elbing; seven grandchildren; eight grandchildren; brother Robert Hayes and wife Nell of Lake Charles, La.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are at?10:30 a.m.?Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Newton. Interment will be at the Hillside Cemetery in Sedgwick.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer?s and Related Disorders Association and the American Heart Association. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.
Condolences may be left at?www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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