Butler County Times Gazette
  • Obituary: Anna Blanche (Grist) Ayres

  • Visitation 6-8p.m. Friday July 5, 2013 at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta, KS and Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Central Baptist Church, Augusta, KS.
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  • Anna Blanche (Grist) Ayres, 96, of Andover, KS, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013. 
    Visitation 6-8p.m. Friday July 5, 2013 at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta, KS and Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Central Baptist Church, Augusta, KS. 
    Burial will follow at Indianola Cemetery in Benton, KS.  Anna was born in Blair, KS on November 20, 1916, to the late Minnie A. (Johnston)  and Walter W. Grist. 
    On May 3, 1942 at First Methodist Church in El Dorado, KS she married Allan V. Ayres, he preceded her in death. 
    She was also preceded in death by her sons, Melton W. and David C. Ayres; siblings Paul Grist, Marian Christy, John Grist, Mary Snodgrass, and George Grist.
    She is survived by: son, Timothy W. (Kathy) Ayres  of Andover; daughters, Marilyn R. (David) Yourdon of Wichita; Carol A. (Gerald) Borger of Augusta; siblings, Winifred (Jerald) Reed of Decatur, AL; Walter (Janeva) Grist of Minneapolis, MN; Warren (June) Grist   of Wichita; and Ruth Evans of Wichita. Grandchildren Darren (Donna) Borger, Heather (Shelby) Smith, Charity (Chris) Fontaine, Joshua (Desha) Ayres, John (Lindsey) Ayres and Joel (Jessi) Yourdon; great-grandchildren Sean Borger, Valarie Gault, Wendy Friedl, Ellis, Mason, Merritt, Olivia, Paisley, Remington, Scarlett and Truman Smith, Brodrek, Wyatt, Quincy and Izabella Yourdon, Tia and Jadyn Ayres, Aiden and Cassidy Ayres, Levi, Noah, Silas, and Claire Fontaine.; great-great grandchildren Jewel Gault, Ethan, and Hope Friedl. 
    Memorial Donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice 439 N McLean Blvd Ste 100 Wichita, KS 67203 or Central Baptist Church 7421 SW Church Road Augusta, KS 67010.

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