Geraldine Maude Ayers 1927 - 2011 Overland Park

Services for Geraldine “Jerry” Maude Ayers, 83, Overland Park, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at Shawnee United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.
Mrs. Ayers died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Sunrise Assisted Living, Lenexa.
She was born May 12, 1927, in Redfield, the daughter of William and Carolyn (Turner) Bilyew.
She was a member of the Shawnee United Methodist Church. Mrs. Ayers had been an active volunteer for the Republican Party while living in Wichita, and for many years she was a saleswoman for Avon.
On July 2, 1949, she married Maurice F. Ayers Jr. in Fort Scott. He died March 21, 1997.
Survivors include a son, Maurice “Trey” F. (Denise) Ayers III, Overland Park; a daughter, Emma (Jim) Bennett, Tonganoxie; two sisters, Louise Young, Overland Park, and Wanda McKinnis, Warrensburg, Mo.; a brother, Charles “Bill” Bilyew, Overland Park; four grandchildren; and a great grandson.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, sent in care of the funeral chapel, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203.
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