Paola, Kan-- Carol Ayres, age 82, of Paola, passed into Jesus' hands in heaven on May 15, 2019, at Olathe Medical Center.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Jr., of the home; sons, Bryan (Kathy), of Bee Branch, Arkansas, Brad of Osawatomie and Bruce (Angie), of Osawatomie; three grandchildren, Kyle, Megan and Deven; one great-grandchild, Emerson; and two beloved nieces, Carl Ewert and family of Parker and Glenda Stanley and family, of Garnett.
Carol was born in Osawatomie, on July 16, 1936. She spent an adventurous childhood living with her mother and grandparents in the caretaker house in John Brown Park.
Carol had a sister and brother, Her brother Donnie Ray died as a toddler. Her sister Loretta also grew up in the park. Her mother was the first tour guide of the Adair Cabin, Carol attended Osawatomie schools and graduated high school in 1954.
Carol married Charles Ayres Jr., Aug 14, 1954, at the United Methodist Church in Paola.
They made their home in Paola since their marriage. Their 60 plus year marriage resulted in three sons Bryan, Brad and Bruce.
The Ayres family is very close and have been active in the Paola Untied Methodist Church for 70 years,.
Carol was a member of the Paola Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi of over 60 years. She was a homemaker, worked in the school cafeteria, and was a custodian for her church for many years.
Carol was an avid reader and had a deep Christian faith. She was interesed in history and genealogy. She enjoyed crossword puxxles and spending time with family and friends.
Visitation: 2 to 4 pm Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Dengel & Son morturary, 305 N. Pearl St., Paola, KS, 66071.
Funeral: 1:30 pm Monday, May 20, 2019 at Paola United Methodist Church 209 S. Silver, Paola, KS, 66071.
Burial: Miami Memorial Gardens, Paola
Memorials are to the Paola United Methodist Church.
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