|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1922|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 2011|
Edna Adeline Ayers of New Castle, formerly of Winter Avenue, passed away peacefully at 2:25 a.m. Feb. 19, 2011, in Jameson Hospital following a brief illness. She was 89. She was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Leesburg, a daughter of William and Rebecca Knight Flannery.
She graduated from New Castle High School in 1940. In her younger years, she was employed in the gold room at the former Shenango China. She was a member of St. Camillus Church. Active in local politics, she was elected to the New Castle School Board, where she served one term as president. During her tenure, she was very proud to be instrumental in establishing the first women's basketball program for the school and remained a faithful follower and supporter of the team. She was also appointed at one time to the New Castle Parking Authority. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and active in the Lawrence County Democratic Party. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and enjoyed gardening and reading.
Her husband, John Ayers, whom she married Aug. 26, 1944, passed away Nov. 26, 2003.
She is survived by her five sons, John "Jack" Ayers and wife Diane of Arizona, Tim Ayers and wife Marylee of New York, Ed Ayers and wife Andrea of New Castle, Chris Ayers and wife Kelly of California, and Matt Ayers and wife Melanie of New Castle; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her three sisters, Elsie Malloy, Wilma Briggs and Nora Eakin; and her three brothers, James, William and Albert Flannery.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, 111 W. Falls St. A service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with her son, the Rev. Tim Ayers, officiating. Following the service, there will be a procession to St. Mary Cemetery, where committal prayers will be held in Resurrection Mausoleum.
Condolences may be sent to her family by visiting www.mcgoniglefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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John Watson Ayers (1920 - 2003)
Saint Marys Cemetery
Plot: Resurrection Mausoleum
Created by: roxaneirene
Record added: Feb 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66110011