Margaret D. Ayers

January 22, 1932July 8, 2013

Margaret D. “Happy Birthday Grandma” Ayers, 81, of Evansville, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, at Parkview Care Center. She was born January 22, 1932, in Evansville, to the late Charles K. Schwarz and Alice D. (Kellems) (Schwarz) Droll.

She was a parishioner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Downtown and retired from housekeeping at the McCurdy. She enjoyed collecting glassware, travelling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Stokes; and son, Michael Stokes.

She is survived by her daughter, Michele Dardeen of Evansville; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and good friend, Mary Keeker.

Services will be 1:00 PM Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Alexander East Chapel, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Thursday from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made online at


  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 11, 2013

Margaret D. Ayers

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July 10, 2013

Nothing Beautiful In This World Is Ever Really Lost Those We Cherish Will Always Live On In Memory.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Deaconess Home Medical Equipment and Infusion Staff

Connie Donahoo

July 10, 2013

Michelle and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Margaret. The last time I saw her and you, was at the Stokes/Grandstaff reunion. She is now with your dad. Love from the family.

July 10, 2013

I hope your moms hair is long and lucious for her trip to the great beyond. My thoughts are with you Michele and family.
Lara Barton

July 10, 2013

Michele and Family, I am really sorry to hear about your Mom and Grandma! Praying for comfort and strength for your family! Love to all! Carolyn & Jim Evans

Barbara Dennis

July 10, 2013

Michele, I am so sorry you and family are definitely in our prayers- Thinking of you and sending Our Love-- Barb & Larry

Mary & Larry Lang

July 10, 2013

So sorry to hear about your mom Michelle
You have our deepest sympathy

Dora Casteel

July 9, 2013

Michele and family, so sorry to hear about your Mom! You all have my sympathy and prayers!! Love you all! Dora