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Chase County Obituaries

1863 - 2008

Ayers, Don Alvin

Don A. Ayers, 71, of Cottonwood Falls, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Newman Regional Health in Emporia.

The son of Alvin Reuben and Nellie Grace Mitchell Ayers, Don Alvin was born Jan. 20, 1937, at Chase County, Kansas.

He was married to Rita Webb and they divorced. He and Jene Brogan Parker were married June 8, 1977, at Emporia.

He worked for Bluestem Co-Op for 17 years. He was a herdsman for Weise Cattle Co. and other companies and he retired from Didde Web Press in 1993, after working as an assembler for 16 1/2 years.

He was a member of the Bazaar United Methodist Church, served on the Board of Trustees and served on the Parish Council until it disbanded.

He was an organ donor.

He is survived by his wife, Jene, of the home; two sons, Alvin Wade Ayers of Burlington and Randall Duane Parker of Wichita three daughters, Donna Lynn Ayers of Wichita, Vicki Leigh Housholder of Emporia and Deborah Denise Callahan of Olathe; one brother, James Lloyd Adkins of Cottonwood Falls; one sister, Carol Cahoone of Strong City 17; grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William J. Adkins.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 10, at 2 p.m. at the Bazaar Schoolhouse Community Building in Bazaar with The Rev. Melody Kimbrel, of the Bazaar United Methodist Church, officiating. He has been cremated and his ashes will be scattered at a later date.

Messages to the family may be sent at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.

Memorial contributions to the Relief Fund for Emergencies in Kansas through the Bazaar United Methodist Church or the Fund for Children’s Rodeo Activities through the Flint Hills Rodeo Association, may be sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.

Chase County Leader News, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, July 10, 2008.

Chase County Death Notices and Obituaries,
compiled and abstracted from the Chase County Courant and Chase County Leader Newspapers
by your Chase County Host, Lorna Marvin.
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