Ida M. Ayers
December 22, 1932 September 20, 2021
Ida M. (Butler) Ayers, 88, of East Freedom, passed away, late Monday, September 20, 2021 at Homewood at Martinsburg, after a brief illness.
She was born in East Freedom, daughter of the late Harry Leo and Ella May (Kauffman) Butler. On September 17, 1954 she married Alvin F. “Pete” Ayers at Smith Corner Independent Mennonite Church. Pete preceded her in death on June 16, 2008 after 53 years of marriage.
Surviving are three sons: Jeff (Mary) of Camp Hill, Rod (Christy) of Roaring Spring and Mike (Sharon) of Martinsburg; six grandchildren: Beth Ayers -Wright, Matt Ayers, Ty Ayers, Janelle Spencer, Cassie Ayers and Ben Ayers; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Annie Walk; and four brothers: Harry, Russell, John and Dean.
She was preceded in death by four sisters: Edith Corle, Edna Snyder, Ruth Barnes and Effie Shriver.
Ida was a 1950 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. She was a longtime, faithful member of Smith Corner Independent Mennonite Church, where she served in many positions.
She was primarily a homemaker, who also worked as a secretary for her brother-in-law’s logging business and stocked various local supermarkets and stores for McCormick Spices.
Ida loved spending time with her family and also enjoyed reading, cooking and watching the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins.
Friends will be received from 5-8pm, Friday, September 24, 2021 at Smith Corner Independent Mennonite Church and from 10 until the 11am funeral service, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the church, Pastor Dave McClanahan officiating. Private interment will be held at Holsinger Cemetery, Bakers Summit.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Ida may be given to Smith Corner Independent Mennonite Church Ladies Aide, 1955 Johnstown Rd., East Freedom, PA 16637.
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