WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Unrelated Families-Page 8 (Ayres)

On this page I have provided genealogy information about unrelated families that my parents and I knew in and around the Jersey County, IL area, but are not directly related to our family.

Zadock Bowen Ayres Jr.

Zadock Bowen Ayres Jr. was born 6-24-1860 in Jersey County, IL. He was the son of Zadok Bowen Ayars Sr. and Rebecca Mills who were both born in New Jersey. He died 6-30-1931 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Ruth Olive Stone. She was born 12-13-1864 and died 3-11-1936 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Tonship, Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Simon Foster Stone (wife's maiden name may have been Daniels). Zadock and Ruth (Stone) Ayres had 9 children-Mabel E. Ayres, Ernest Ayres, Clarence Ayres, Daniel I. Ayres, Immanuel Ayres, Myrtle Ayres, Isaac Ayres, Lee Roy Ayres, and another daughter whom I have been unable to identify.

Zadock Bowen Ayres Jr. was a son of Zadok Bowen Ayars, Sr. born 14 Nov 1816 at Stow Creek, Cumberland Co., NJ, died 27 Nov 1875 Ringkobing, Denmark, and Rebecca Mills born 04 Oct 1820 in NJ, died 08 Jun 1896 in IL. Children of Zadok Bowen Ayars, Sr. and Rebecca Mills were-Daniel Ayars born 1841 at Stow Creek, Cumberland Co., NJ; Sarah Elizabeth Ayars born 04 Dec 1845 at Stow Creek, Cumberland Co., NJ, died 20 Jul 1909 Greeley, Weld Co., Colorado; Richard Mills Ayers born 11 Jan 1849 at Stow Creek, Cumberland, NJ, died 03 Sep 1925 Jersey Co., IL, married 1870 Sarah Ann Plumb; Ida J. Ayars born 1853 NJ, died 1876 Macoupin Co., IL; Elle Ellen Ayars born 24 Jun 1858 NJ, died 18 May 1935 Macoupin Co., IL; Zadock Bowen Ayres, Jr. born 6-24-1860 in IL, died 30 Jun 1931 Otterville, Jersey Co., IL; and Ephraim Mills Ayars born 22 May 1862 in Macoupin Co., IL, died 1952 in Alton, Madison Co., IL.---(1x)---Richard Mills Ayers, son of Zadok Bowen Ayars, Sr. and Rebecca Mills, was born 11 Jan 1849 at Stow Creek, Cumberland, NJ, and died 03 Sep 1925 Jersey Co., IL. He married in 1870 to Sarah Ann Plumb Born 1845, died 1946. Children of Richard Mills Ayers and Sarah Ann Plumb were-Frank Joseph Ayers born 1880 Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL, died 1947; Etta Ayers born 1881; Walter Ayers born 1886: Mamie Ayers born 1887; and Pearl Ayers born 1892.---(2x)---Ella Bowen Ayres, daughter of Zadok Bowen Ayars, Sr. and Rebecca Mills, was born 23 Jun 1859 in NJ, and died 18 May 1935 in Macoupin Co., IL. She married James Henry Wilkins born in 1855, died in 1938, and they had a son-Charles Everett Wilkins.

Zadock Bowen Ayres, Jr. was a grandson of Justus Ayars, Sr. born 1786 in NJ, died 1853, married Zillah Bowen born 1792 died 1838. Zadock Bowen Ayres, Jr. was a gr. grandson of Phineas Ayars born 1739 in NJ, died 1790 in NJ, married Sarah Barrett born 1739 NJ, died 1820 in NJ. Zadock Bowen Ayres, Jr. was a gr. gr. grandson of Joseph Ayars Sr. 1720 in NJ, died 1799 in NJ, married Kaziah Dunn born 1722 in NJ. Zadock Bowen Ayres, Jr. was a gr. gr. gr. grandson of Caleb Ayars born 1697 in NJ, 1771 in NJ, married Patience Brooks born 1698 in Mass. Zadock Bowen Ayres, Jr. was a gr. gr. gr. gr. grandson of Isaac Ayars born 1673 in Mass., died 1719 in NJ, married Hannah Barrett born 1675 in Mass., died 1726 in NJ. Zadock Bowen Ayres, Jr. was a gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grandson of Robert Ayars Jr. born 1640 in England, died 1719 in NJ, married Katherin Taylor born 1642 in England, died 1685 in Rhode Island. Zadock Bowen Ayres, Jr. was a gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grandson of Robert Ayars Sr. born 1592 in England, married Margarette Fouche born 1610 in England. The ancestry of Zadock Bowen Ayres, Jr. traces back as far as John Le Eyre born 1325 Wiltshire, England, died 1363 Wedhampton, Wiltshire, England.

(1) Zadock and Ruth (Stone) Ayres's daughter - Mabel E. (Ayres) Wade, died 07-26-1980. Mabel E. Wade, 82, of Jerseyville, died at Jersey Community hospital, on July 26. She was born December 10, 1897 in Brinkley, Arkansas, The daughter of Zadock & Ruth (Stone) Ayres. She married Heber Andrew Wade and he died June 19, 1962. She was a member of the Jerseyville Eastern Star #656, Jersey County Homemakers Ext, Creative Gardners of Jersey County and Gold Star Mothers.

She is survived by 10 daughters, Esther Yocom, Florence Butler, Mary Stiller and Ruth Cook all of Jerseyville, Irene Sample, Brighton, Virginia Wendt, Macomb, Helen Sunn, St. Louis, MO, Laura Jamieson, Quincy, Joyce Plume, Wilmington and Ida May Anderson of Kane; 3 sons, James and Charles of Jerseyville and Robert of Moore, OK; 27 grandchildren, 14 g-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Daniel Ayres of Port Richey, FL and Immanuel Ayres of Alton; 1 sister, Myrtle Watt of Alton. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, 1 grandchild, 1 sister and 4 brothers. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev James Boyer of Jerseyville Community Christian Church officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Jerseyville Community Christian church.

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Mabel (Ayres) Wade's husband - Heber Andrew Wade, died 07-19-1962. Heber Andrew Wade, 70 years, 7 months, and 12 days, a farmer residing NE of Jerseyville, died at his home June 19. His health had been impaired for some time. He was a son of the late William A & Elvira (Gorham) Wade, and was born in Jersey County, November 7, 1891.

The decedent is survived by his wife, Mrs Mabel Ayres Wade; 3 sons, James A Wade of Shreveport, LA, Charles V Wade and Robert D Wade of Jerseyville; 10 daughters, Mrs Truman (Esther) Yocom and Miss Ruth Wade of Jerseyville, Mrs Eugene (Florence) Butler of New Lenox, Mrs Buford (Irene) Sample, Brighton, Mrs Arnold (Virginia) Wendt of Macomb, Mrs Edgar (Helen) Sunn of St. Louis, MO, Miss Laura Wade of Carbondale, Mrs Cecil (Mary) Stillar of Alton, Mrs Walter (Joyce) Plume of Wilmington, and Mrs Richard (Ida May) Anderson of Kane; 20 grandchildren; 2 g-grandchildren, and 1 sister, Mrs Florence Barnes of Jerseyville. Two Sons, Everett Heber and Marion Lee Wade preceded him in death. Everett was killed in action in the Korean war.

Mr Wade was a member of the Jerseyville Lodge #394 AF & AM, and Eagles Lodge of Jerseyville. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev James Barnett of Dow and Rev Mode Powell of Jerseyville officiated and Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade had 15 children-James A. Wade, Esther E. Wade, Florence Olive Wade, Mary Josephine Wade, Ruth Aleta Wade, Irene W. Wade, Virginia Myrtle Wade, Helen Marie Wade, Laura Jean Wade, Joyce Wade, Ida May Wade, Charles Vernon Wade, Robert Daniel Wade, Marion Lee Wade, and Everett Heber Wade.

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(1a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's son - James A. Wade, died 06-26-1982. James A Wade, 58, of Jerseyville, suffered a heart attack at his home and was dead on arrival at Jersey Community hospital on June 26. Wade was Born March 3, 1924 in E Newbern the son of Heber & Mabel (Ayers) Wade. He married Emmalu Zigenfuss February 27, 1948 in Alton. He served in the Army in WW II and was a roofing materials salesman. He was a member of the Jerseyville American Legion, VFW, a past master of Jerseyville Masonic Lodge and United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, 1 son, James Wade Jr, of Bunker Hill; 3 daughters, Millie Stout, Anderson, MO, Alyis Wade, Jerseyville and Julie Snider of Jacksonville; 2 brothers Charles Wade, Jerseyville and Robert Wade of Oklahoma and 10 sisters, Esther Yocom, Florence Butler, Mary Stillar and Ruth Cook, all of Jerseyville, Virginia Wende, Macomb, Irene Sample, Brighton, Helen Smith, St. Louis, MO, Laura Jamieson, Quincy, Joyce Plume, Wilmington and Ida Mae Anderson of Kane, and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers. A memorial service was held June 28 at United Methodist Church, Rev R E George officiating. The body was cremated at Memorial Park in St. Louis, Missouri. The United Methodist Church has been designated as a memorial.

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(2a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's daughter - Esther E. (Wade) Yocom, 71, died at 12:19 am today, January 5, 1989, at Jersey Community hospital, Jerseyville. She was born in Jersey County, daughter of the Late Heber & Mabel E. (Ayres) Wade. On August 8, 1948, in Jerseyville, she married Truman R. Yocom, and he survives.

Also surviving are her son, Jersey County Sheriff Frank Yocom of Jerseyville; 2 grandchildren; 3 g-grandchildren; 9 sisters, Florence Butler, Mary Stillar and Ruth Cook, all of Jerseyville, Irene Sample of Brighton, Virginia Wendt of McComb, Helen Sunn of St. Louis, Laura Jamieson of Quincy, Mabel Joyce Plume of Wilmington and Ida Mae Anderson of Kane; and 2 brothers, Charles Wade of Jerseyville and Robert Wade of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Preceding her in death were 1 son Randall Yocom; and 3 brothers, Everett, Marion Lee and James Wade.

Visitation is 4-9 pm Friday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Order of Eastern Star, Jerseyville Lodge 656, will conduct rites at 7 pm. Funeral services are at 10:30 am Saturday at the Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Epperly officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Foundation or First Baptist church of Jerseyville, where Mrs. Yocom had been a member.

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(3a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's daughter - Florence Olive (Wade) Butler, 84, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, under hospice care at her daughter's in Flossmorr, Ill. She was born Aug. 13, 1918, in East Newbern, Ill., one of 15 children of Heber Andrew and Mabel Esther (Ayers) Wade. She obtained her bachelor of science degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her master's from the University of Illinois. She was in the educational field, retiring as a home economic teacher from Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville, she was also active in the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution and Jersey County Historical Society.

She married Harry Eugene Butler on July 3, 1941, in Carbondale. He died Sept. 4, 1995. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and William Moser of Flossmorr; eight sisters and brothers-in-law, Inez Irene and Buford Sample of Brighton, Virginia Myrtle and Arnold Wendt of Macomb, Ill., Helen Marie Sunn, Laura Jean Jamieson and Mary Josephine Stillar, all of Jerseyville, Mabel Joyce and Walter Plume of Wilmington, Ill., Ruth Aleta Cook and Ida May and Jake Pickel of Jerseyville; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Charles Vernon Wade of Jerseyville and Robert Daniel and Oleta Wade of Commerce, Okla.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a grandson, Daniel William Moser, in 1993; three brothers, Marion Lee Wade, Everett Heber Wade and James Andrew Wade; a sister, Esther Yocom; and four brothers-in-law, Edgar Sunn, George Jamieson, Cecil Stillar and Glenn Cook. Graveside services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kane Cemetery, with the Rev. Chris Horton officiating. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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(4a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's daughter Mary Josephine (Wade) Stillar's obituary - Mary Jo (Wade) Stillar, 85, died at 10:35 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home after years of declining health. She was born in Jerseyville on July 8, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade. Mary was lovingly raised along with 14 other siblings, and she learned early on the value of hard work and a loving, tight-knit family. She graduated from Jersey Township High School and was employed as a secretary for more than 35 years for Union Local 525 in Wood River. She married Cecil Ray "Tiny" Stillar on May 1, 1949, at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Dow, and together they shared 45 years together before his death on Sept. 5, 1994. Although she and Tiny never had children of their own, they devoted much time and love to their nieces and nephews. Surviving are two sisters, Laura Jamieson and Ida May Anderson Pickel both of Jerseyville; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert, Everett, Lee, James and Charles Wade; and seven sisters, Esther Yocom, Florence Butler, Virginia Wendt, Helen Sunn, Joyce Plume, Irene Sample and Ruth Cook. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home for graveside services at 1 p.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Church of the Nazarene in Jerseyville, where she was a member.

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(5a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's daughter Ruth Aleta (Wade) Cook's obituary - Ruth Aleta (Wade) Cook, 79, died at 8:44 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Bethalto. She was born in Jersey County on March 6, 1933, one of fifteen children born to the late Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade. Raised on a farm in Jersey County, Ruth graduated from Jersey Township High School, and Shurtleff College in Alton, where she earned her teaching certificate. She began her teaching career near Joliet, where she met her future husband, Glenn Arthur Cook. They married on July 30, 1966 at a Lutheran church in Joliet and they soon relocated to Jerseyville, where Ruth began teaching with the Jersey Community Unit School District beginning at Fieldon Elementary and retiring from Delhi Elementary.

Surviving are a daughter; Andrea (Cook) Evancho of Bethalto, a grandson; Jace James Evancho, three sisters; Laura Jamieson, Mary Stillar, and Ida May Pickel all of Jerseyville, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; Glenn Cook on Oct. 8, 2000, five brothers; Robert, Everett, Lee, James and Charles Wade, and six sisters; Esther Yocom, Florence Butler, Viriginia Wendt, Helen Sunn, Joyce Plume and Irene Sample. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville, with Rev. Darwin Schrader officiating. Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville.

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(6a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's daughter - Irene W. (Wade) Sample, 86, died at 9:40 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2006, at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, where she had been a resident for the past several years. Born Nov. 13, 1919, in Dow, she was one of 15 children of Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade. A graduate of Jersey Township High School, she obtained her bachelor's degree in education from McKendree College in Lebanon. She began her long and dedicated teaching career in Jersey County in Otterville and went on to teach in Kemper and Jerseyville, until she retired to stay home and care for her four children after they were born. In 1963, she returned to the educational field, serving as the second-grade teacher at Delhi Elementary with the Jersey School District for 17 years, retiring in 1980.

She married Buford Sample on Aug. 8, 1943, in Jerseyville. He survives. Also surviving are four children and their spouses, Lawrence Ray and Donna Sample of Genoa, Nev., David and Rosalyn Sample of Monument, Colo., William and Kathy Sample of Morrow, Ohio, and Joann and Steven Kemp of Strafford, Mo.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Wade of Jerseyville; seven sisters, Virginia Wendt of Macomb, Helen Sunn, Laura Jamieson, Mary Stillar, Ruth Cook and Ida May Pickel, all of Jerseyville, and Mabel Plume of Wilmington; and her caregiver and dear friend, Linda Johnson of Shipman. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Esther Yocom and Florence Butler; and four brothers, Robert, Everett, Lee and James Wade. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Dow Southern Baptist Church, where she was an active member. The Rev. David Brown officiated. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Dow Southern Baptist Church.

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(7a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's daughter Virginia Wade was born in Jersey County, IL. She is deceased. She married Arnold Wendt, and they lived in McComb, IL.

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(8a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's daughter - Helen Marie (Wade) Sunn, 84, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. The fifth of 15 children of Heber Andrew and Mabel (Ayres) Wade, she was born June 11, 1922, in East Newbern. She grew up on the family farm in Jersey County and attended Irene School, a one-room schoolhouse, and graduated from Jersey Township High School. She attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale for one year before returning home and working at Western Cartridge Co. in East Alton during World War II. Soon after that, she obtained a civil service job, requiring her to move to St. Louis, where she met her future husband, Edgar Guy Sunn. They were married on May 12, 1951, and made a life together in St. Louis, raising their two daughters. He died Sept. 16, 1989. During her time in St. Louis, she was employed as a switchboard operator for St. Louis University Hospital for 20 years before her retirement. She enjoyed cooking Chinese food, flute music by Galway and was an avid reader. However, she will be remembered most as a devoted mother and grandmother.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Laura Sunn and Leonard Konstantinoff of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; two granddaughters, Sarah Bush of New Haven, Conn., and Katerina Konstantinoff of Pleasant Prairie; a brother, Charles Wade of Jerseyville; and six sisters, Virginia Wendt of Macomb, Mabel Plume of Wilmington, Laura Jamieson, Mary Stillar, Ruth Cook and Ida May Pickel, all of Jerseyville.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Grace Sunn Bush, on July 1, 1999; four brothers, Robert, Everett, Lee and James Wade; and three sisters, Esther Yocum, Florence Butler and Irene Sample. Graveside services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, with the Rev. David Brown of the Dow Southern Baptist Church officiating. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.

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(9a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's daughter Laura Jean Wade was born in Jersey County, IL. She married George Jamieson. He is deceased. They lived in Quincy, IL. Laura now lives in Jerseyville, IL.

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(10a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's daughter Joyce Wade was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Walter Plume and they live in Wilmington, IL.

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(11a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's daughter Ida May Wade was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Richard Anderson. He is deceased. She later married Jake Pickel, and they live in Jerseyville, IL.

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(12a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's son Charles Vernon Wade's obituary - Charles V. Wade, 83, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1925, in East Newbern, Ill., the seventh of 15 children born to Heber Andrew and Mabel (Ayres) Wade. He married the former Doris June Calvin on Dec. 25, 1952, in Alton and she was the joy of his life, sharing 35 years together before her untimely death on Feb. 15, 1988. After the death of his wife, he took his greatest joys from his grandchildren. As a young boy, he was raised in McClusky, Ill., on the family farm and graduated in 1943 from Jersey Township High School in Jerseyville. He was a longtime grain and livestock farmer in the Jersey County area and considered farming to be his true passion.

Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Susan and Jay Valencia of Lewistown, Ill., and Tammy Wade of Jerseyville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Charles Lee Wade of Jerseyville, Thomas and Janice Wade of St. Peters, Mo., and Terry and Cheryl Wade of Fairbury, Ill.; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; five sisters, Laura Jamieson, Mary Stillar, Ruth Cook, Ida May Pickel, all of Jerseyville, and Mabel Plume of Wilmington, Ill. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Everett, Robert, Lee and James Wade; and five sisters, Esther Yocom, Florence Butler, Helen Sunn, Irene Sample, and Virginia Wendt. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 28. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 will conduct military graveside rites.

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(1aa) Charles Vernon Wade and Doris June (Calvin) Wade's son Charles Lee Wade married Janis Marie Bouillon, and they had 2 children: Charles Zadock Wade and Rebekah (Wade) Moxey.

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(1aaa) Charles Lee and Janis Marie (Bouillon) Wade's son Charles Zadock Wade's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Charles Zadock Wade, 24, died unexpectedly at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the home of his mother in Athens, Ill. He was born in Alton on June 21, 1991, one of two children born to Charles Lee and Janis Marie (Bouillon) Wade. Charles attended Jersey Community High School and Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, and was currently employed by RCM Co-Op Elevators in Sweetwater, Ill. He enjoyed being with his dog Artemis, skateboarding, peanut M&M's, Grandma's leftovers, fishing, and being with his family, especially times spent at Lost Valley Lake Resort in Owensville, Mo. Surviving are his mother, Janis M. Lawrence, and her companion, Jerry Beiermann of Athens; his father, Charles L. Wade of Jerseyville; a sister and brother-in-law, Rebekah and Jason Moxey of Jerseyville; three nephews, Jason Jr., Christopher, Austin; two nieces, Emma and Cadence; his grandmother, Irene Bouillon of Piasa; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin Bouillon and Charles V. and Doris Wade. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19. Patrick Harper will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to his family in care of the funeral home.

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(13a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's son Robert Wade Sr.'s obituary - Robert Wade Sr., 68, formerly of Jerseyville, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, in Strafford, Mo., as a result of an automobile accident on Interstate 44. His wife, Oleta Aleta Wade, died a short time later from results of the accident and services will be conducted Wednesday in Miami, Okla. Born on Oct. 16, 1937, in McClusky, Ill., he was the youngest of 15 children of Heber Andrew and Mabel Esther (Ayres) Wade. After graduating in 1955 from Jersey Community High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1957, serving in England. After his discharge, he returned home and utilized his skills as a mechanic, obtaining employment with McDonnell-Douglas, Owens-Illinois, Olin and Laclede Gas in St. Louis for 13 years. After relocating to Oklahoma in 1979, he began working at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City and returned to school, earning the credentials to become a licensed practical nurse as well as an emergency medical technician for Baxter Springs, Kan. Of his many activities, he was extremely proud of his 30-year involvement with the U.S. Navy Reserves, and most recently, his three-year stint with the U.S. Army National Guard.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Heber "Andy" and Deborah Wade of Jerseyville and Robert "Danny" and Christy Wade of Monroe, Wis.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Larry Dobelbower of Bixby, Okla., and Lucinda "Cindy" and Mark Rich of Oklahoma City, Okla.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Wade of Jerseyville; eight sisters, Mary Stillar, Ruth Cook, Irene Sample, all of Jerseyville, Virginia Wendt of Macomb, Helen Sunn, Laura Jamieson of Jerseyville, Joyce Plume of Wilmington, and Ida Mae Pickel of Jerseyville; and his former wife and mother of his four children, Bonnie Wade, of Warrenton, Mo. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Butler and Esther Yocum; and three brothers, Everett, Marion Lee and James Wade.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. J.P. Vilaire officiated. Burial, with military rites conducted by the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492, followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Legion color guard or to the Jerseyville Church of the Nazarene.

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(Note: Robert Wade Sr. was married previous to his marriage to Oleta Aleta Wade to Bonnie V. Flieger. Robert Wade Sr. and Bonnie V. (Flieger) Wade had these children-Heber Andrew Wade II, Robert "Danny" Wade, Charlene Wade, and Lucinda "Cindy" Wade.)

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(1aa) Robert Wade Sr. and Bonnie V. (Flieger) Wade's son Heber Andrew Wade II married Deborah West and they have 2 children-Heber A. Wade III and Desiree D. Wade. Their son Heber Andrew Wade III Is married to Jessica M Lashbrook and they have 3 boys-Waylen Wade, Dakota Wade, and Logan Wade.

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(14a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's son Marion Lee Wade was born 2-15-1930 in Jersey County, IL. He died 6-17-1947. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(15a) Heber and Mabel (Ayres) Wade's son Everett Heber Wade was born in Jersey County, IL. He was a US Military Service Veteran, and died in action in the Korean War.

(2) Zadock and Ruth (Stone) Ayres's son Ernest L. Ayres was born in 1893 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1973 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Freda McCoy. She was born in 1900 and died 1978 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres had 12 children-Everett Zadock Ayres, Hazel I. Ayres, Vernon Leslie Ayres, Raymond Ayres, Juanita Ayres, Grace Ayres, Phyllis Ayres, Mary Ayres, Harold E. Ayres, Marita Ruth Ayres, Emma Ayres, and Ernest W. Ayres.

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(1a) Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's son Everett Zadock Ayres's obituary - Everett Zadock Ayres, 72, died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center in Belleville. He was born Dec. 22, 1927, in Otterville, a son of the late Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres. For 30 years he worked on the railroad as a carman and retired from Conrail in 1982. In addition, he also operated a landscaping business in Belleville for many years. As a young man he enjoyed the outdoors and hunting and will be missed by his family as well as friends. He married the former Levetta Weller May 31, 1947, and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage. Their union brought five children and their spouses, Ernest and Barb Ayres of Jerseyville, Everett and Joyce Ayres of Highland, Margaret and James Keck of Highland, Delbert and Rebecca Ayres of Collinsville and Brenda and Paul Niemaczek of O'Fallon; 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Jeanette and Bryan Wildermuth of Highland, Jennifer and Jason Patterson of Bement, Kristina and Andy Cooksey of Highland, Jason and Rebecca Ayres of Godfrey, Joshua and Jennifer Ayres of Edwardsville, Jessica Daniels of Collinsville, Hannah and Matthew McKittrick of Highland, Caleb Ayres of Highland, Jeremiah and Kyle Niemaczek, both of O'Fallon.

He is also survived by his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Hazel Wallace of Alton, Vernon and Mildred Ayres of Grafton, Raymond and Connie Ayres of Jerseyville, Juanita and Ed Garrett of Virden, Grace and Hap Oliver of Jerseyville, Phyllis and Gary Haynes of Jerseyville and Mary and Ronald Cresswell of Elsah. He was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Keith Everett Keck; a brother, Harold E. Ayres; and two infant sisters, Marita and Emma Ayres.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday. His son-in-law, James Keck, officiated. He was laid to rest in Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorial gifts may be given to a local hospice in care of the funeral home.

(Note: I recently received information that there was an error in above obituary of Everett Ayres. The Ernest Ayres mentioned in the obituary of Everett Ayres as his son was actually his brother. Everett did not have a son named Ernest.)

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(2a) Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's daughter Hazel I. Ayres was born 3-21-1919 in Jersey Co., IL, and she died of a stroke on May 31, 2010 in the Carlinville nursing home in Carlinville, IL. She is buried in Noble Cemetery in Otterville, IL. She married Louis "Bud" Henry Wallace. He was born in Grafton, IL 2-24-1919, and died 3-21-1985 of complications from diabetes and emphysema. He was buried in Noble Cemetery in Otterville, IL. He was a carman on the IL Terminal Railroad for 25 years. He was a son of Henry Wallace & Angeline (Davis) Wallace. Louis "Bud" Henry Wallace and Hazel I. (Ayers) Wallace had 5 children-Raymond Wallace, Ronald Wallace, Zelda Wallace, Audrey Wallace, and Ramona Wallace.

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Hazel I. (Ayres) Wallace's obituary - Hazel I. Wallace, age 91, passed away at 4:10 am, Monday, May 31, 2010, Friendship Case Center in Carlinville, IL. She was born in Jerseyville, IL on March 21, 1919 the daughter of the late Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres. She married Louis (Bud) Wallace September 21, 1936. He preceded her in death. Hazel was a homemaker all of life and she is survived by five children and their spouses Raymond and Delores (Orban) Wallace of Bethalto, Ronald and Bernice (Scoggins) Wallace of Quincy, IL, Zelda and Kelly Cato of East Alton, Audrey and Larry Wells of OK, Ramona and Dennis Flack of Hartford; thirteen grandchildren and their spouses Gary Wallace, Greg and Shelley Wallace, Debra and Mark Wheeler, Todd Wallace, Chad Wallace, Alisha and Deron Taul, Brock and Julie Cato, Dathan Cato, Matthew Wells, Christopher and Elizabeth Wells, Tammy and Christopher Ammann, Melissa Flack, she was also a great grandmother to Kelli Rae, Brady, Kimberly, Josh, Kyle, Adam and Zachary Wallace, Stone, Thorne and Brooke Taul, Zacary and Mackenzie Cato. She was a sister to Vernon Ayres, Raymond Ayres, Ernie Ayres, Juanita Garrett, Grace Oliver, Phyllis Haynes, Mary Cresswell and the late Everett and Harold Ayres and two infant sisters Marita and Emma Ayres. Visitation will be from 10 to 12 pm Thursday June 3, 2010 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey with the service following at 12 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Tim Keller officiating. Burial will follow at Otterville Cemetery in Otterville, IL. Memorials may be made to the BJC Hospice. Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

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Hazel (Ayres) Wallace's husband Louis "Bud" Henry Wallace's mother Mary Angeline (Davis) Wallace's obituary - Rites Monday for Mrs. Henry Wallace. Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Wallace whose death occurred Saturday at her home near Grafton after a week's illness of pneumonia, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grafton Methodist church. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Wallace was before her marriage, Mary Angeline Davis. She was born in Jersey county. On June 4, 1899, she was married to Henry Wallace and to this union twelve children were born. Mrs. Wallace is survived by her husband and then children, Raymond of Alton, Perry of Grafteon, Mrs. Leslie Carpunky of East Alton, Leonard of Grafton, Claude of Alton, Mrs. Lewis Lockard of East Alton, Mrs. Lloyd Blasa of the Grafton vicinity, Lewis, Durward and Irma of Grafton, and 15 grandchildren. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Charles Davis and Mrs. James Horner of Grafton, Mrs. William Franz of Jerseyville, Mrs. Viola Hawkins and Harry Davis of Dow.

(2nd obituary for Mary Angeline (Davis) Wallace - Clipping dated 13 January 1935, no publication information available) - Mrs. Mary Angeline Wallace, wife of Henry Wallace, died at her home near Grafton, Saturday, June 8, following an illness of four day's duration. Death resulted from hypostatic pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the Grafton Methodist church Monday afternoon, June 10, at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. P. L. Glotfelty officiating. Interment was in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery. Mrs. Wallace was the daughter of the late William and Mary E. Myers Davis and was born at Grafton on May 27, 1881. At the time of her death she was 54 years and 11 days old. Besides her husband, Mrs. Wallace is survived by six sons, Raymond, Perry, Leonard, Louis and Durward Wallace of Grafton and Claude Wallace of East Alton, and four daughters, Mrs. Lester Carpunky and Mrs. Louis Lochard, of East Alton and Mrs. Lloyd Blasa and Miss Irman Wallace of Grafton. One daughter, Mrs. Roe Legate, and an infant child preceded her in death.

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Hazel (Ayres) Wallace's husband Louis "Bud" Henry Wallace's brother Leonard Earl Wallace's obituary - Died 11-21-1982. Leonard Earl Wallace 77, retired farmer of rural Grafton, died November 21 at Jersey Community hospital. He was born August 10, 1905 in Jersey County, a son of the late Henry & Angeline (Davis) Wallace and married the former Reta Vinson, September 19, 1936. He is survived by his wife; 1 daughter, Esther Rudolph, Grafton; 2 grandchildren and 1 g-grandchild; 2 brothers, Durward Wallace of Joplin, MO and Louis Wallace of Alton; and 1 sister, Juanita Lockard of E Alton. His parents and 1 son preceded him in death. Services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev John Vidakovich officiated. Burial was in Valhallah Memorial Park. Memorials may be given to Lewis & Clark Lung Assoc.

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(3a) Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's son Vernon Leslie Ayres was born Feb. 12, 1921 in Jersey County, IL. He married Mildred Lee Bridges 11-1-1947 in Jersey County, IL. He died April 5, 2016 at the Chapters HPS Hospice Care Center of Citrus County, Florida. He was buried in Noble Cemetery in Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois. He was a veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army. Vernon Leslie Ayres and Mildred Lee (Bridges) Ayres's had 2 sons-Denzel Ayres and Donald Ayres.

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Vernon Leslie Ayres's obituary - GRAFTON — Vernon Leslie Ayres, 95, died at 2:58 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Chapters HPS Hospice Care Center of Citrus County, Florida. He was born into a large and loving family in Jersey County on Feb. 12, 1921, and was the son of the late Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres. Vernon served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army, and with his hard work ethic, built a successful life around his occupations and his family. He began working as a heavy equipment operator building highways in Missouri, and worked in the tool and dye department at Abbott Machine Shop in Alton. He retired in 1984 as a machinist at McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft after many years of service. During most of this time, Vernon also operated his farm off Powerline Road in Otter Creek Township in Jersey County, where he was able to enjoy his life that he had built for himself and the family that he treasured. Music was an instrumental part of his life, and he was blessed with the ability to play almost any instrument. He participated in numerous musical groups, sharing his talents with many individuals. In addition Vernon hosted a one hour musical program for many years with the WOKZ radio station in Alton. He married the former Mildred Lee Bridges on Nov. 1, 1947, at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, and the two were blessed with nearly 57 years together, before her death on Aug. 11, 2004. Surviving are his two sons and daughters- in-law, Denzel and Naomi Ayres of Homosassas, Florida, and Donald and Linda Ayres of Grafton; six grandchildren and their spouses, Sherri and John Hutchens of Johnsonville, Illinois, Sheila Blasa, and her fiance' Kelly Hubbs of Jerseyville, Denzel and (Jody) Ayres Jr. of Ashland, Kentucky, Donald and (Mindy) Ayres Jr., of Grafton, Darran and Elisa Ayres of Grafton, and Dwayne Ayres of Grafton; three stepgrandchildren and their spouses, John Crader of Ashland, Kentucky, Troy and Holly Crader of Sedgewickville, Missouri, and Steven and Pam Crader of Jackson, Missouri; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Ayres and Ernest Ayres, both of Jerseyville; four sisters, Juanita Garrett of Dowell, Grace Oliver and Phyllis Haynes both of Jerseyville, and Mary Cresswell of Elsah; along with many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his beloved wife, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Jeffrey Scott Ayres on Sept. 24, 1998; a grandson-in-law, Kent "Albino" Griffith; two brothers, Harold Ayres and Everett Ayres; and three sisters, Hazel Wallace, Marita Ayres and Emma Ayres. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 11, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, at the First Assembly of God in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Larry Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville, with the Grafton American Legion Post 648 conducting military graveside rites. In recognition of their loving care to Vernon, memorials may be given to the Chapters HPS Hospice Care Center in Lecanto, Florida.

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Vernon Leslie Ayres's wife Mildred Lee (Bridges) Ayres's obituary - Mildred Lee (Bridges) Ayres, 77, died at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. She was born July 2, 1927, in Jersey County to Henry and Bertha (Loellke) Bridges and attended Jersey County country schools as a young girl. At the age of 20, she married Vernon Ayres on Nov. 1, 1947, at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville. The have shared the past 56 years together. She had been employed at Owens-Illinois in Alton for 25 years, until the plant closed. She spent her spare time enjoying her family, needlework, crocheting and crossword puzzles.

Surviving are her husband; two sons and daughters-in-law, Denzel C. and Naomi Ayres of Ashland, Ky., and Donald and Linda Ayres Sr. of Grafton; nine grandchildren, Sheri Hutchens and Sheila Blasa, both of Jerseyville, Denzel Ayres of Ashland, Ky., Donald Ayres Jr., Darran Ayres and Dwayne Ayres, all of Grafton, John Crader of Ashland, Ky., Bill Crader of Lutesville, Mo., and Steven Crader of Marble Hill, Mo.; 17 great-grandchildren; and her only surviving sibling, Bernice Roland of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents; a great-grandson, Jeffrey Scott Ayres, on Sept. 24, 1998; a sister, Ethel Waters; and two brothers, Howard and Floyd Bridges.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Joy Settles officiated. Burial was at the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the Otterville Southern Baptist Church or to the Noble Cemetery.

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Vernon Leslie Ayres's wife Mildred Lee (Bridges) Ayres's sister Bernice A. (Bridges) Roland's obituary - BERNICE ROLAND, JERSEYVILLE — Bernice A. Roland, 91, died at 2:08 a.m., Friday, July 11, 2014, a the Willowcreek Rehab & Nursing Home in Belleville, after a short period of declining health. She was born in English Township, Jersey County, Ill., on July 8, 1923, and was the daughter of the late Henry amd Bertha (Loellke) Bridges. Bernice attended one room country schools in Jersey County, and had been employed at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville, Owens-Illinois Glass Mfg., and had tended bar at the Cozy Corner and Club 109, both in Jerseyville. Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Ayres and Ethel Waters; and two brothers, Howard Bridges and Floyd Bridges. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 16. She will be laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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(4a) Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's son Raymond David Ayres was born on August 27, 1924 in Jersey County, Illinois. He married 1st Martha Louise Rogers (she went by her middle name, Louise) on March 4, 1946, after returning home from serving in the Army in Egypt and Saudi Arabia during WW II. His 1st wife died on February 26, 1976. Raymond David Ayres and his 1st wife Martha Louise (Rogers) Ayres had four children: Daniel Ray Ayres, born on October 18, 1948, and died following an accident on January 11, 1950; Richard David Ayres, born on July 17, 1951 (Divorced from Sharon Kay Price); Gary Louis Ayres, born on June 15, 1954 (Married Janice Ann Corwin on August 24, 1978); and Cheryl Rae Ayres, born on December 31, 1955 (Married Ronnie Lee Brooks on October 20, 1973). Raymond David Ayres married 2nd Concetta "Connie" Pecorino. They had no children together. She died 1-29-2014. (Note: The children of Raymond David Ayres are incorrectly listed as great grandchildren to his second wife, Concetta (Connie) in her obituary.)

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Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's son Raymond Ayres's wife Concetta "Connie" (Pecorino) Ayres's obituary - Concetta "Connie" Ayres, 85, died at 11:10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Lodi, N.J. one of four children born to the late Ignazio and Maria Stella (Callorino) Pecorino. A member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville, she had also been employed with the Jersey County Health Department as a Home Health Aide for several years. Connie first married Charles March, and they shared many years together and raised two daughter before his death. She then married Raymond Ayres on May 6, 1977, in Godfrey, and they have shared the past 36 years together, and he survives. Also surviving are her two daughters, Deborah and Gary Eades of Roxana, Cynthia and James Durrwachter of St. Peters, Mo.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and their spouses, Richard Ayres, Gary and Janice Ayres, and Cheryl and Ron Brooks all of Godfrey; four step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; and a brother, Martin Pecorino of Donnellson, Fla. In addition to her parents, and first husband, Charles March; she was preceded in death by a brother, Carmen Pecorino; and a sister, Marie Janwicz. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Clyde Shaw will officiate. She will be laid to rest in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville.

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(5a) Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's daughter Juanita Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Edward Garrett and they live in Virden, IL.

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(6a) Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's daughter Grace Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Happy C. Oliver 11-7-1956 in Jersey County, IL. They live in Jerseyville, IL.

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(7a) Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's daughter Phyllis Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Gary Haynes and they live in Jerseyville, IL.

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(8a) Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's daughter Mary Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Ronald Cresswell and they live in Elsah, IL.

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(9a) Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's son Harold E. Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. He is deceased.

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(10a) Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's daughter Marita Ruth Ayres was born 2-7-1930 in Jersey County, IL. She died 11-2-1934 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jesey County, IL.

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(11a) Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's daughter Emma Ayres was born 5-13-1926 in Jersey County, IL. She died 8-30-1927 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jesey County, IL.

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(12a) Ernest and Freda (McCoy) Ayres's son Ernest W. Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. He lives in Jerseyville, IL. I don't have any other information about him.

(3) Zadock and Ruth (Stone) Ayres's son Clarence Herbert Ayres died 12-7-1969. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Grace Wrigley. She died 12-31-1973. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Clarence Herbert and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres had 9 children-Ruth Loretta Ayres, Ralph V. Ayres, Kathleen Roberto Ayres, Charlotte Ayres, Barbara Ayres, Floyd Ayres, Alvin Ayres, Leota Ayres, and Dixie Ayres.

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(1a) Clarence Herbert and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres's daughter - Ruth Loretta (Ayres) DeSherlia, 88, formerly of Jerseyville, died at 9:35 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. She was born Aug. 6, 1914, in Otterville to Clarence Herbert and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres. Her first marriage was to Clarence F. Hughes and her second marriage was to Adam DeSherlia. Both are deceased. She was a homemaker and had worked in the laundry department at the Alton State Hospital for 20 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Jerseyville Moose Lodge.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Beth and Gary Sewing of Litchfield; one son and daughter-in-law, Gordon F. and Sharon Hughes of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren, Beth, Gordon, Jennifer and Jason; two great-grandchildren, Chris and Ashley; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Kathleen Lane and Charlotte Davenport, both of Jerseyville, and Barbara and Lavonne Krummblebein of Godfrey. In addition to her parents and husbands, preceding her in death were a sister, Dixie Lane, and three brothers, Floyd, Alvin and Ralph Ayres. There was no visitation. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton, with the Rev. Clyde Shaw officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gospel Assembly Church, 513 June St., Jerseyville, Il. 62052. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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Ruth Loretta (Ayres) Desherlia's husband - Adam H. Desherlia, died 03-14-1983. Adam H. Desherlia, 69, of Rural Route 4, Jerseyville, former Sheriff of Jersey County and Grafton Chief of Police, died Monday March 14, at St. Anthony hospital, Alton. He was born January 21, 1914 in Deer Plain, the son of the late Stephen & Anna (Besaw) Desherlia. He served in the US Army during WW II in the European theatre. He was Chief of Police of Grafton for 10 years, served as Sheriff of Jersey County for 1 term and was a Deputy Sheriff for 8 years. He retired in 1976. He was a member of the Illinois Sheriff Association, Illinois Police Association, American Legion Post 492; Veterans of Foreign War Post 4528, Jerseyville Masonic Lodge and a member of First Presbyterian church in Jerseyville.

He married Ruth (Ayers) Desherlia November 4, 1978 in Jerseyville. She survives as do 3 Daughters, Beverly Greenlee and Dottie May Koenig, both of Jerseyville and Henrietta Klunk of Kane; 1 stepson, Gordon Hughes of St. Charles, Missouri, 1 stepdaughter, Mary Beth Sewing of Mt. Olive; 8 grandchildren, 3 g-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Simon A. Simon officiated, with burial in Scenic Hill cemetery Grafton. A Masonic service was held by Lodge 394 AF & AM. Memorials may be given to Illinois Sheriff Assoc.

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(2a) Clarence Herbert and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres's son Ralph V. Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. He died 4-20-1982 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Hazel Mae Russell 12-10-1938 in St. Charles, MO. His wife - Hazel Mae (Russell) Ayres, 81, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Jersey Community Hospital inJerseyville. She was born Sept. 3, 1921, in Jersey County, one of three children born to Andrew Justice and Alice (Kirchner) Russell. With the exception of working at Jersey Community High School for a few years, she enjoyed being a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She married Ralph Ayres on Dec. 10, 1938, in St. Charles, Mo., and they shared nearly 44 years together before his death April 20, 1982.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Naomi and Lambert Hagen of Jerseyville and Patricia Phillips of Taylorville, Ill.; six grandchildren, Vicki Turvey of Taylorville, Sue Cates of Fieldon, Jeff Phillips of Newburg, Md., Ryan Phillips of Taylorville, Tony Hagen of Jerseyville and Holly Karsteter of Covington, Ky.; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Earl Russell of Fieldon.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Richard A. Phillips, and a brother, Everett Russell. Visitation were from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home (Jacoby Chapel) in Jerseyville, where services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Parkinson's Foundation.

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(3a) Clarence Herbert and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres's daughter Kathleen Roberta Ayres was born Nov. 20, 1923 in Jersey County, IL. She died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Willow Rose Rehabilitation and Health Care in Jerseyville. Her burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. She married Delbert Lane 3-7-1947 in Jerseyville, IL. He died at 1:53 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2002, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. He was born in East Prairie, Mo., on Sept. 30, 1917. He was the son of Abe and Cordie (Pullum) Lane. His burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Delbert and Kathleen (Ayres) Lane had 4 children-Sharon Lane, Kathy Lane, Roger Lane, and Terry Lane.

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Clarence Herbert and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres's daughter Kathleen Roberta (Ayres) Lane's obituary - Kathleen Roberta Lane, 85, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Willow Rose Rehabilitation and Health Care in Jerseyville. She was born in Jerseyville Nov. 20, 1923, the daughter of the late Clarence and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres. She married Delbert Lane on March 7, 1947, in Jerseyville. He died July 8, 2002. She spent her adult life as a homemaker and a loving mother. After her children were raised, she became a cook at West and East Elementary in the Jersey Community Unit School District. She retired in 1988.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Devening of Jerseyville and Kathy and Charles Jones of Fort Worth, Texas; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Lane of Fulton, Mo., and Terry and Jill Lane of Godfrey; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and three sisters, Charlotte Davenport and Leota Wittman, both of Jerseyville, and Barbara Krummelbein of Alton. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Dixie Lane and Ruth DeSherlia; three brothers, Alvin, Ralph and Floyd Ayres; a son-in-law, Robert Devening; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Lane. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2. The Rev. Clyde Shaw will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Grimes Educational Fund or to the activity department at Willow Rose Nursing and Rehabilitation.

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Kathleen Roberta (Ayres) Lane's husband Delbert Lane's obituary - Delbert Lane, 84, died at 1:53 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2002, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. Born in East Prairie, Mo., on Sept. 30, 1917, he was the last surviving child of Abe and Cordie (Pullum) Lane. He married the former Kathleen Ayres on March 7, 1947, in Jerseyville and she survives. A member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville, he was employed as a mechanic at International Harvester in Jerseyville for 40 years, retiring in 1980.

In addition to his widow, surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Robert Devening of Jerseyville, Kathy and Charles Jones of Fort Worth, Texas, and Patsy and Bill McNear of Alton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Mary Ann Lane of Fulton, Mo., and Terry and Jill Lane of Woodlands, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian Depper and Juanita Thomas, and four brothers, Orlen, David, Audris and Leonard Lane. Visitation were from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Clyde Shaw. Burial was be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville.

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(4a) Clarence Herbert and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres's daughter Charlotte Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. She married Donald Davenport 2-13-1954 in Jersey County, IL. Her husband Laverne and Laurine L. (Tice) Davenport's son Donald Ray Davenport was born in Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois Feb. 3, 1935. Donald R. Davenport died Nov. 21, 2016 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. Donald Ray Davenport and Charlotte (Ayers) Davenport had a son-Larry Davenport.

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Charlotte Ayres) Davenport's husband Donald R. Davenport's obituary - FIELDON- Donald Ray Davenport, 81, died at 4:58 a.m., Monday, November 21, 2016 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. He was born in Otterville, Illinois on Feb. 3, 1935, and was one of seven children born to Wesley Lavern & Laurine (Tice) Davenport. Donald proudly served his country with the United States Army and was a member of the Kane American Legion. During his lifetime was employed in various occupations and locations, some of which included Isringhausen Railroad (now Crane Manufacturing) and with Chester Grizzle in Kane. He was formerly married to Charlotte (Ayres) Davenport, and together they were the parents of one son, Larry Allen Davenport, who survives, along with his wife, Barbara in Liberty, Illinois. Donald is also survived by a sister & brother in law, Marilyn & Fred Pruitt of Godfrey; and three brothers & sisters in law, Gary & Doretta Davenport of Jerseyville, James & Betty Davenport of Fieldon, and Lee & Jane Davenport of Macon, Ga. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Leslie L. Davenport and Charles William Davenport. A Memorial visitation will take place from 12 p.m. Sunday until time of memorial services at 2 p.m., at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Mr. Robert Livsey of the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville, will officiate. At the conclusion of services, the Tri County Honor Guard will perform military rites in recognition of his service. Memorials may be given to the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois, where Donald had recently become a resident.

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(5a) Clarence Herbert and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres's daughter Barbara Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. She married a man who's last name was Krummblebein and they live in Godfrey, IL.

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(6a) Clarence Herbert and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres's son Floyd H. Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. He is deceased. He died 9-11-1945. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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(7a) Clarence Herbert and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres's son Alvin Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. He is deceased.

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(8a) Clarence Herbert and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres's daughter Dixie Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. She died 2-15-1991. She married Orlen Lane 4-14-1929 in Jersey County, IL. Her husband - - The Rev. Orlen Lane, 83, pastor of the Union Forest church near Otterville, died at 7:29 pm wed, 29 Jan. 1992 at Jersey Comm. Hospital in Jerseyville after a brief illness. He worked for the Democrat News in Jerseyville for 18 years, retiring in 1970, and had served as pastor of churches in Pleasant Hill and Decatur. Born at East Prairie, Mo., on 15 July 1908, he was a son of the late Abraham and Cordie (Pullings) Lane. On 14 Apr. 1929, he married the former Dixie Ayres. She died 15 Feb. 1991.

Surviving are two sons, Donald and Robert Lane, both of Jerseyville; two grandchildren; a great grandchild; and two brothers, Delbert and David Lane, both of Jerseyville. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Juanita "Peg" Thomas and Lillian Depper; and two brothers, Audris and Leonard Lane. The body will be cremated. Memorial services are at 4 pm Sun. at the Gospel Assembly church in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Clyde Shaw officiating. Memorials may be given to the Gospel Assembly church, where he was a member. Gubser funeral home of Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aa) Orlen and Dixie (Ayres) Lane's son - Donald Ray Lane, 72, died at 5:17 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis County. A son of Orlen "Dago" and Dixie (Ayres) Lane, he was born Sept. 16, 1931, in Jersey County. He and the former Edna Waters were married Oct. 26, 1957, in Godfrey. She died Jan. 5, 1981. The U.S. Army veteran served in the Korean War and was owner and operator of Lane's Appliance in Jerseyville. He retired after 35 years with Helmkamp Construction Co. in Wood River. The retired Teamster was a member of Jerseyville Masonic Lodge 394, Ainad Shrine Temple in East St. Louis and Teamster Local 525 and served as shop steward.

Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Jean Lane of Jerseyville, and a nephew, Danny Lane of Tyler, Texas. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents. At his request, the body was cremated. Visitation was from 4 p.m. until memorial services at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gospel Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville, where he was a member. The Rev. Clyde Shaw officiated. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gospel Assembly of God Church, 601 June St., Jerseyville, IL 62052.

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(2aa) Orlen and Dixie (Ayres) Lane's son Robert L. Lane's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Robert L. Lane, 86, died at 12:55 a.m. August 8, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Missuri. Born June 3, 1930, in Jerseyville, he was son of Orlen "Dago" and Dixie (Ayres) Lane, both deceased. He married Beverly Jean Livsey on February 14, 1968, in Jerseyville. She died July 8, 2012. He was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy with the Submarine Fleet and on Destroyers. He also served in the Marine Reserves. Survivors include son, Daniel Lane of Jerseyville; mother-in-law, Bessie Mae Livsey of Jerseyville; brother-in-law and his wife, Robert Preston and Karen Livsey of Jerseyville; niece and her husband, Stacey and James Beck of Jerseyville; great nephew and niece, Andrew and Megan Beck. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Donald Lane and his wife Edna, father-in-law, James Robert Livsey. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville, where funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. Military rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492. Rev. Clyde Shaw will officiate. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the family. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home of Jerseyville are in charge of arrangements.

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(9a) Clarence Herbert and Grace (Wrigley) Ayres's daughter Leota Ayres married Leo Wittman. He is deceased. Children of Leo and Leota (Ayres) Wittman were-Shirley D. (Wittman) Smith, Linda (Wittman) Perkinson, Donna (Wittman) Tuetkin, Kim (Wittman) Willis, Gary Wittman, Sig Wittman, and Jeff Wittman.

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(1aa) Leo and Leota (Ayres) Wittman's daughter Shirley D. (Wittman) Smith's obituary - COLLINSVILLE — Shirley D. Smith, 65, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. She was born on Jan. 7, 1949, in Jerseyville the daughter of Leota (Ayres) Wittman of Jerseyville and the late Leo Wittman. Survivors include three daughters and a son in law: Tina Smith of Cottage Hills, Michelle Saffel of Rockford, Illinois, Connie and Randy Hannis of South Roxana, one son: David Smith of Collinsville, 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild, three sisters and brothers in law: Linda and Denny Perkinson of Delhi, Donna and Marvin Tuetkin of Jerseyville, Kim and Dave Willis of Delhi, three brothers and a sister in law: Gary Wittman of Jerseyville, Sig Wittman of Jerseyville, Jeff and Deb Wittman of Springfield, Ill., her friend: Kim Stevenson of Collinville, Kim's daughter: Kristina Stevenson of Collinsville, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and other extended family and friends. She was formerly employed at Eden Village in Glen Carbon as a CNA. She enjoyed crocheting and animals. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a grandson Thomas Saffel. In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of memorial services at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River. Pastor Ricky Ham will officiate. Private inurnment will be at Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana. Memorials are suggested to Partners for Pets, P.O. Box 445, Troy, Illinois 62294.

(4) Zadock and Ruth (Stone) Ayres's son Daniel I. Ayres married Mary Elizabeth Wharton. She died March 31, 2011 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born September 14, 1913 in Wrights, IL, the daughter of the late Richard Claude Whorten and Mattie M. (Mason) Wharton. She married Daniel "Shorty" I. Ayres in 1934; he died in 1987. Her burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Wrights, IL. They had a daughter Maxine (Ayres) McIntosh of Jerseyville, IL; and a son Richard Ayres of Jackson, Miss. They also had 2 children who died in infancy, Laura Jean Ayres died in 1935, and Daniel Ayres Jr. died in 1936, and they are both buried in East Newbern Cemetery, Misissippi Township, Jersey County, IL. They lived in Jersey County, IL and in Port Richey, FL.

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Daniel "Shorty" I. Ayres's wife Mary Elizabeth (Wharton) Ayres's obituary - Mary Elizabeth Ayres, 97, died at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Sept. 14, 1913, in Wrights, Ill., and was the daughter of Richard Claude Whorten and Mattie M. (Mason) Whorten, now deceased. She married Daniel "Shorty" I. Ayres Oct. 20, 1934, in St. Charles, Mo. He died Feb. 9, 1987. She served as postmaster at the Moro Post Office and retired in 1963. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville and Order of the Eastern Star Bethalto Chapter. Survivors include a daughter, Maxine McIntosh of Jerseyville; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Joan Ayres of Jackson, Miss.; grandchildren, Daniel (Karen) Ayres, Elizabeth (Dustin) Hayn, Richard (Jennifer) McIntosh; great-grandchildren, Collin and Dillon McIntosh, Miranda Jackson and Brennan Ayres; stepgreat-grandchildren, Jonathan and Kayla Hayn; brother, George (Donna) Whorten of Springfield Ill.; and sister, Jackie Henderson of Wrights. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; three brothers, Mason Dale, Richard and Murl "Bud" Whorten; and three sisters, Geraldine Felts, Alice Whorten and Burl "Toots" Ferenbach. The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville, followed by visitation with the family members at the church. The Rev. Donald Stribling will officiate. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Wrights. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Jerseyville. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

(5) Zadock and Ruth (Stone) Ayres's son Immanuel Ayres was born in 1908. He died in 1985. He is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Ada J. Darr. She was born in 1911 and died in 1976. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. Immanuel and Ada (Darr) Ayres had 4 children-Coila Lee Ayres, Norman Ayres, James Ayres, and David Ayres.

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(1a) Immanuel and Ada (Darr) Ayres's daughter Coila Lee (Ayres) Cairns's obituary - Coila Lee (Ayres) Cairns, 65, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at 6:22 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, in the emergency room of Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Born March 5, 1935, in Alton, she was a daughter of the late Immanuel N. and Ada J. (Darr) Ayres. She grew up on a farm near Otterville and attended the Hamilton Primary School. After graduating in 1953 from Brighton High School, she married Thomas E. Cairns Oct. 2, 1953, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Brighton. He survives. After rearing her children, she attended Lewis and Clark Community College and J.B. Johnson Career Development Center and obtained her licensed practical nurse license. For 19 years, she worked the midnight shift at Jersey Community Hospital, retiring in February 2000.

In addition to her husband, surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Trudy Cairns of Jerseyville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Judith and Layton Peddicord of Greenville and Peggy and Steve Hall and Melissa and Brett Beauchamp, all of Jerseyville; eight grandchildren, Sara, Heather and Emily Cairns, Andrew and Rebecca Peddicord, Rachel and Christine Hall and Olivia Beauchamp; and three brothers, Norman Ayres of San Antonio, Texas, James Ayres of Fosterburg and David Ayres of Wood River. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Paradise Baptist Church, on Grange Hall Road, east of Jerseyville, with the Rev. Stan Hunt officiating. Burial was in Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the Cairns family or to Paradise Baptist Church.

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(2a) Immanuel and Ada (Darr) Ayres's son Norman Immanuel Ayres was born Feb. 14, 1937. He graduated from Southwest High School in 1956, and worked several years at McDonnell Douglas. He Married Lonna Kay Lawson in 1961 while serving in the US Army. Norman and Lonna Kay (Lawson) Ayres had four children-Kathi Dian Ayres born Aug. 27, 1961; Mark Stephen Ayres born July 10 1963, died Feb. 12, 1965; Lori Len Ayres born Dec. 23, 1965; and Matthew Manley Ayres born Oct. 3, 1968.

Norman Immanuel Ayres left the Illinois area in August 1970 to attend Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth Texas. He graduated in 1975 with degrees in Theology and Religious Education. He worked with Developmentally delayed and Deaf for several years before becoming disabled himself from back damage years earlier. Lonna is the founder and owner of Texas Interpreters Fellowship, the first and one of three Sign Language Interpreters agencies in San Antonio. Her and Norm are core leaders in the San Antonio Marriage Initiatives, a city wide organization, helping churches build stronger marriages.

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(1aa) Norman and Lonna Kay (Lawson) Ayres's daughter Kathi Dian Ayres got her Bachelors in Earth Sciences with middle school, teaching credentials, and is presently office manager for Texas Interpreters Fellowship.

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(2aa) Norman and Lonna Kay (Lawson) Ayres's daughter Lori Len Ayres married Lynn Hall. They are the parents of 4 children-Vincent Hall, born 1988; Shannon Hall, born 1991; Malena Hall, born 1993; and Rockie Hall born 2006. Lori is a professional photographer and wedding director.

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(3aa) Norman and Lonna Kay (Lawson) Ayres's son Matthew Manley Ayers is a Building Contracting Supervisor working in San Francisco. He is Married to Tiffani Barton and has a step daughter Erin. 

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(3a) Immanuel and Ada (Darr) Ayres's son James Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. He lives in Fosterburg, IL.

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(4a) Immanuel and Ada (Darr) Ayres's son David Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. He is deceased. He lived in Wood River, IL.

(6) Zadock and Ruth (Stone) Ayres's daughter Myrtle Ayres married a man who's last name was Watt. They lived in Alton, IL.

(7) Zadock and Ruth (Stone) Ayres's had a son Isaac Ayres. I don't have any information about their son Isaac Ayres.

(8) Zadock and Ruth (Stone) Ayres's son Lee Roy Ayres married Frezia Stoeckel. Lee Roy and Frezia (Stoeckel) Ayres had 4 children-Elizabeth "Betty" Rebecca Ayres, Junior B. "Lefty" Ayres, Dardanella Ayres, and Louis Ayres.

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(1a) Lee Roy and Frezia (Stoeckel) Ayres's daughter - Elizabeth "Betty" Rebecca (Ayres) Woodman, 77, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Eldercare Nursing Home in Alton. She was born March 7, 1925, in Otterville, to LeRoy and Frezia (Stoeckel) Ayres. A member of Upper Alton Baptist Church, she retired in 1987 after 14 years as an assembly operator at General Electric in Bloomington, Ill.

Surviving are three stepdaughters and a spouse, Shirley and Everett Lyerla of Alton, Dina Reed of South Carolina, Irene Besaw of Ferguson, Mo.; a stepson and his wife, Jess and Amy Woodman Jr. of Godfrey; a daughter-in-law, Sarah Woodman of Independence, Mo.; two grandchildren, Jeffrey S. Woodman of Sacramento, Calif., Jennifer Kloepping of Evansville, Ind.; 14 stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Dardanella Boker of Alton; and two brothers and their wives, Louis and Harriet Ayres, "Lefty" and Laverna Ayres, all of Alton. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, William and Paul Woodman; and a stepgrandson. Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Gent Funeral Home. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. The Rev. Jon Good officiated. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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(2a) Lee Roy and Frezia (Stoeckel) Ayres's son - Junior B. "Lefty" Ayres, 80, died at 12:25 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at V.I.P. Manor in Wood River. He was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Jerseyville to Lee Roy and Frezia (Stoecker) Ayres. He married Laverna Baker in August 1942 in Alton. She survives. He retired after 33 years of service as a salesman for Wonder Bread and later worked for Wedge Bank for 15 years. He was a past precinct committeeman for the city of Alton. The U.S. Army veteran served in World War II in the Panama Canal Zone and was a member of the Alton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1308 and Alton American Legion Post 126. He was also a member of Alton Eagles Aerie 254, Teamsters Local 525, Upper Alton Baptist Church and Western Star Lodge No. 1 I.O.O.F., where he was a recipient of his 50-year pin. He will be remembered for his love to his family and favorite past-times of baseball, softball, bowling, fishing and hunting. He served as the baseball chairman for American Legion Post 126 from 1972 until 2002, and recently a batting cage at Gordon Moore Park was dedicated in his honor.

In addition to his wife, surviving are a daughter, June Naugle of Holiday Shores; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bowen Ayres of Rosewood Heights, Dr. David and Nancy Ayres of Wood River; a foster son, Dr. Dai Ping of Saline, Mich.; three grandchildren, Sheri and Rocco Ameduri, Clay Naugle; foster grandchildren Alicia Ping, Jessica and Kevin Mills, David and Karen Ping, Mary and Joshua Hipsher; two great-grandchildren, Tara and Vincent Ameduri; a brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Harriett Ayres of Alton; a sister, Dardanella Boker of Alton; and other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Elizabeth Woodman; and a son-in-law, Robert Naugle. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. at Elias-Smith Funeral Homes and Crematory in Alton, with Odd Fellow services at 7 p.m. The Rev. Jon Good officiated at services at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial was at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey with full military rites by Alton VFW Post 1308 Ritual Team. Memorials may be made to the Alton American Legion baseball program, Upper Alton Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. For more information or to view or post tributes, visit the Everlasting Memorial Web site at www.mem.com.

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Junior B. "Lefty" and Laverna (Baker) Ayres's daughter June (Ayres) Naugle's husband - Robert Eugene Naugle, 61, died at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 31, 1941, in Harrisburg, he was a son of Helen R. (Bryant) Brooks of Godfrey and the late Gerald Naugle. He married the former June Ayres March 31, 1962, in Alton. She survives. The owner/operator of Holiday Marine Sales for 31 years, he was also retired from Laclede Steel.

Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Clayton and Sheryl Naugle of Moro; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Rocco Ameduri of Holiday Shores; two grandchildren, Tara Ameduri and Vincent Ameduri; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Harry Nevlin of Godfrey; and a brother and sister-in-law, Jerome and Patricia Naugle of Queensland, Australia Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. at Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto, where funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. Revs. David Olson and Jeffrey Heil officiated. Burial was at the Masonic Cemetery in Raleigh. The pallbearers will be Jim Kannall, Bob May, Dean Butler, Bud Evans, Chuck Simmons, Warren Eakers and Matt Schaefer. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

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(3a) Lee Roy and Frezia (Stoeckel) Ayres's daughter Dardanela Ayres was born in Jersey County, IL. She married a man who's last name was Boker and they lived in Alton, IL.

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(4a) Lee Roy and Frezia (Stoeckel) Ayres's son Louis L. Ayres's obituary - Louis L. Ayres, 90, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. He was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Jerseyville, the first of four children born to Lee Roy and Frezia (Stoeckel) Ayres. He married the former Harriet E. Gibson on Oct. 11, 1943. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Harriet, and his son, Ron (Sheryl) Ayres of Loveland, Colo. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Leslie (Bryan) Ayres-Reichert; great-granddaughter, Alivia Ayres-Perry; a sister, Dardanella Boker of Sellersburg, Ind.; and two step-grandsons, Daniel (partner, Zehn) Zebell and Michael Zebell. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Woodman; a brother, Junior "Lefty" Ayres; and a grandson, Matthew C. Ayres.

Louis served in the U.S. Navy for three years during World War II. He worked for 34 years for Clark Oil and Refining Company, retiring in 1983. He was a physically active person who played softball for the company team for years until taking up golf, which became his life's work, playing for the last time in March of this year. The Ayres family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staffs of Alton Rehabilitation Center and Saint Anthony's Hospice. They were kind, respectful and considerate of Lou in his final days. Thank you from all of our hearts. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The Rev. Brad Donoho will officiate. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Upper Alton Baptist Church. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com

(9) Zadock and Ruth (Stone) Ayres's had another daughter whom I have been unable to identify.

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