OBITUARY

Betty Ann Ayres

August 23, 1939July 23, 2021
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Betty Ann Ayres, age 81 of Lansing, passed away on July 23, 2021. She was born on August 23, 1939.

She enjoyed travel, crafting and spending time with family and friends.

Betty is survived by her sons, David Ayres, Roy Ayres (Tracy) and Aaron Ayres; daughters, Jacquie Lehman (John) and Cheryl Bartley (Christopher Cronk); sister, Barb Harkins (Dale); 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustav Rienke and Elizabeth Cook Rienke; and husband, James Ayres.

Visitation Wednesday, August 4 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, followed by a funeral service at 12:00 PM.

Burial will be at East Lawn Memory Gardens in Okemos.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty's memory may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 32121 Woodward Ave Suite 350, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073.

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    Wednesday, August 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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Willow Richmond

August 4, 2021

I will remember Betty’s smile as she attended Aaron’s church services each week and having lunch together with our church family after services. I know she had a lot of pain at times, but never let it get the better of her. I was happy to share whatever healing I could to give her some relief. She was always appreciative.
I love the movie the family put together and I can see I would have enjoyed knowing her fun-loving spirit better. Love and support goes out to the family. I know she will be missed.

Jennifer Clark

August 2, 2021

My heart is sad. I will miss you Aunt Betty! I have so many great memories of you. You were always so kind and loving. And always appreciate our visits together. I Love you!

Barb Harkins

July 30, 2021

My Sister has always been Sister to me, ten years apart, she was always my protector.
Mom, Sis, and I had a wonderful relationship, playing cards, camping, or just being together.
I'll miss you Sister, give Mom a hug for me. I love you.

David Esis

July 29, 2021

A cousin I will sorely miss. Betty brought me so many laughs over many many years. The world will be a lonelier place without her.
God rest her sole and may she sore above the stars.

Karen Balmer

July 29, 2021

Betty was a very kind soul. I loved her hugs, her stories of her family and friends and the times they had. She was always a smiling face whenever I seen her. She, along with two other friends accompanied me to the hospital for surgery I was having. The morning of, she gave me a teddy bear that I will always cherish. God Speed Betty. May you rest in peace. My prayers to your family and friends. You will be missed.

Paul Mingus

July 29, 2021

This lady, friend, love, fellow I AM Spirit was a joy to share healings and hugs smiles together! I'm sure when it's my day I will see hug and smile with her again!

Kathy Mathis

July 28, 2021

Found this sweet baby picture we sure had some good times in our younger years

Kathy Mathis

July 27, 2021

Had some great times playing volleyball

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