Ronald Kay Avery Sr.

Ronald Kay Avery Sr.

North Liberty, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Death 11 Mar 2010 (aged 71)
Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial Cremated, Other, Specifically: Ashes given to wife; ultimately will be interred at Southlawn Cem., South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN, next to son.
Memorial ID 49560284 · View Source
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Son of George C. AVERY and Sarah C. WOLFE.

Brother of George Edward, Charles Arthur, John R., Donald Jay (twin), Mary Ellen, and Rose.

Father of Vonda Jean, Ronald Jr., Kelly Ann, Randall R., and Rodney J.

Survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Ann DOYLE.

Ronald died surrounded by family, with a hospital nurse singing his favorite hymn, "Amazing Grace":

   Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
   That saved a wretch like me.
   I once was lost but now am found,
   Was blind, but now I see.

   T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
   And Grace, my fears relieved.
   How precious did that Grace appear
   The hour I first believed.

Obituary, by his wife of 49 years:
     Ronald K. Avery, 71, of Mishawaka, Indiana, passed away at 12:06 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. He was born on March 9, 1939, in North Liberty, Indiana, to George AVERY and Sarah WOLF. On February 9, 1961, in Woodbury, Tennessee, he married Betty Ann DOYLE. She survives.
     Ronald is also survived by daughter Vonda J. Shreiner and by sons Randy Avery and Rodney Avery; by grandchildren Brian Lavario, Ronald K. Avery-Hoffer III, Amber Avery-Hoffer, Noah Avery-Hoffer, Kelly Ann Avery-Hoffer, Tyler J. Avery, and Lauren Avery; by sisters Mary Bailey and Rose Potts; by brothers George, Charles, and John Avery; by special daughter-in-law Jodi Simms-Avery; by many nieces and nephews including special nephew Tim Avery, and by dearest friends Dannie and Thelma Hoffer. Ronald was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Kelly Ann Avery, in January 1964; by his son, Ronald Avery Jr., in July 2007; and by his twin brother, Donald Avery, in December 2006.
     Ronald was a lifelong Michiana area resident. He retired from Whiteford Kenworth in South Bend in 2000. He was a member of the River of Life Fellowship in Middlebury, Indiana, and enjoyed camping, fishing, and bird watching.

     You'll never be forgotten
     We pledge to you today.
     A hallow place within our hearts
     Is where you'll always stay,
     Forever in our hearts.

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