Grace Ayre

Grace M Ayre

Monday, December 13th, 1920 - Monday, May 31st, 2021
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Grace (Greep) Ayre, 100 of Abilene, was born December 13, 1920, the daughter of Fred David and Jennie Grace (McCune) Greep at Longford, Kansas and departed this life May 31, 2021. She attended Walker Grade School and the Longford Rural High School and taught one year at the Bouldin School in Clay County, later she worked at the Duckwall Store, First Western Bank and the Farmers National Banks, now-UMB of Abilene. She retired in 1985.
On February 28th, 1940 she was united in marriage to Wayne R. Ayre at Longford, Kansas. Most of her married life was spent in Abilene, Kansas. She was a long time member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church of Abilene, formerly called the Evangelical Church. She loved working in her church. She enjoyed visiting friends at rest homes, reading, walking and growing roses, also doing volunteer work at her church, the Good News Book Store and the Abilene visitor’s information center. She was also a member of Church Women United of Abilene.
She is survived by her daughter, Deon (Mike) Parsons of Abilene and son, Duane (Linda) Ayre of Wichita, Kansas. Eleven grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Wayne. Also preceding her in death was her daughter, Janet Yingling, her parents,Three brothers, Myron (Jack) Greep, Kenneth Greep and Fred (Fritz) Greep and one sister, Hazel Coup.
Funeral Services for Grace will 10:30 A.M., Friday, June 4, 2021 at the Emmanuel Church of Abilene with Pastor Gordon McClure officiating. Burial will follow at Keystone Cemetery near Manchester. Family will receive friends Friday from 10:00 A.M., until service time at the church. The family suggests memorials be given to the Emmanuel Church or to Donor’s Choice. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third St., Abilene, Kansas 67410.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 4th, 2021 | 10:00am - 10:30am
    Friday, June 4th, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am
    Emmanuel Church
    1300 N. Vine
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  • Service

    Friday, June 4th, 2021 | 10:30am
    Friday, June 4th, 2021 10:30am
    Emmanuel Church
    1300 N. Vine
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  • Interment

    Friday, June 4th, 2021 |
    Friday, June 4th, 2021
    Keystone Cemetery
    Manchester, KS
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