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Mary Ellen Ayres
Birth: Apr. 27, 1956
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1978
Melrose Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Mary was the only daughter of Duane and Dorothy Ayres. She attended Stevenson Elementary School in Melrose Park, Illinois. Mary graduated from the Nazareth Academy for Girls in LaGrange, Illinois on May 29,1974. For a brief while, she also attended Ippolito School of Cosmetology on Harlem Avenue in Chicago. She did not graduate. While there, she worked as a "Shampoo Girl" in a beauty shop. She drove a little green Chevy Vega. Mary loved the Doobie Brothers and the Grateful Dead. She would play "Heart and Soul" on the piano that was in her childhood home. She could swim like a fish and had powerful little legs. Her favorite perfume was "White Shoulders". She used to root a sweet potato in a glass of water and set it on the kitchen windowsill, where is would grow into a beautiful houseplant. When Mary was 15, her father died unexpectedly from a heart attack in 1971. Three short years later, her mother succumbed to cancer in 1974. This was very hard on a young woman who was trying to grow up. She was the mother of one beautiful child. Mary was such a lovely young woman. Sadly, she died at the tender age of 22. She is greatly missed, remembered, and loved.

Thank you dear Pam for providing the photographs of our beautiful Mary. As Mary would say, "Luff You".

Thank you so much Dan Jares for going to the cemetery,
photographing Mary's tombstone, and uploading photo onto this memorial.

Family links: 
  Duane F. Ayres (1924 - 1971)
  Dorothy Phillips Ayres (1925 - 1974)
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Apr 18, 2005
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Mary Ellen Ayres
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