Archive for Thursday, March 30, 2006

Mary Ilene Ayling


March 30, 2006

Services for Mary Ilene Ayling, 70, Lawrence, were Tuesday, March 28, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial was Wednesday, March 29, at Iola Cemetery, Iola.
Mrs. Ayling died Friday, March 24, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
She was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Toronto, Kan., the daughter of John and Etta Callahan Butts. She attended high school in Toronto.
Mrs. Ayling moved to Lawrence in 1977 and worked at Presbyterian Manor as a nursing assistant. She also was a cashier at Wal-Mart and retired in 2004.
She married Donald Ayling on Dec. 18, 1982, in Lawrence. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Charles Freeman III, Eudora; three daughters, Cathy Ball and Tresa L. Mirtz, both of Lawrence, and Mary Elizabeth Khalaf, Wichita; two brothers, Lowell Butts, California, and George Butts, Pickway; a sister, Neva M. Bertlesmann, Collinsville, Ill.; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A son, Keith William Freeman, and a daughter, Charlene Zimmerman, preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Assn., sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.
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