Shirley Irene Ayers, age 80, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday, February 15, 2019. She was born on May 26, 1938 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of the late Garret and Effie (Bullard) Winkelman.
Shirley lived her entire life in the Three Rivers area. On July 20, 1985 she married the love of her life Donald M. Ayers. She loved to attend church, The Church of God, with her friends and spent hours in bible studies and prayer chains. Shirley was also a VNA volunteer. Her greatest passion was spending time with the ones she loved, she especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in her passing by her husband: Donald Ayers; parents; siblings: Gary (Marieta) Winkelman, Beverly (Ralph) Hemingway, Wilma (Frederick) Smith, Betty (Warren) Nugent.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter: Brenda L. Eicher; siblings: Robert (Joyce) Winkelman and Donna (James) Busch; grandchildren: Darryl Eicher Jr., Tyson Eicher, Martin Eicher, James Eicher, and Jayme Yoder; 23 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will take place at Hohner Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon with Rev. Richard Hertsel officiating. Interment will take place at Little Fish Lake Cemetery following the service.
Memorials made in Shirley’s memory can be made out to The St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.