E mma L. Ayers, age 95, passed away peacefully at The Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre on March 13, 2012.
She was born on Feb. 1, 1917, in Fort Ann, NY, the daughter of Nathan and Della (Mason) Crouch.
Emma married Walter Ayers Sr. in 1937 and enjoyed many happy years of being a farmer’s wife and a stay-at-home Mom. She was employed at Sherwood Medical for 10 years before retiring. Her biggest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family, especially on her birthday and Christmas Eve when everyone was there.
She was predeceased be her husband Walter Ayers Sr; three sons Billy, Larry and Thomas Ayers Sr.; and one daughter Dorothy Morrissey. She is survived by two sons; Walter Ayers and his wife Betty of Malone, NY and Charles Ayers and his wife Norma of Middle Granville; and one daughter Susan Quiggle and her husband Tom of Granville. She had 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, NY. Friends may call from 1p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be Mettowee Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Emma’s memory to the Haynes House of Hope, 7187 CR 149, Granville, NY 12832.