Mary Teresa (Grace) Ayers

April 25, 2015

Mary Teresa (Grace) Ayers 93, of Frankfort, died at 4:03 p.m. April 25, 2015 at Wesley Manor Health and Retirement Community.  Born June 29, 1921 in Frankfort to William & Elnora (Russell) Grace.  She married Roy L. ‘Taxi’ Ayers on June 29, 1941 and he preceded her in death on February 9, 2015.  Mrs. Ayers was a 1939 graduate of Frankfort High School. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she was active in the Altar & Rosary Society and Ladies of Charity. She was also a member of the Fireman Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.

In appreciation to the Wesley Manor employees who took such fine care of Mary and Taxi, the Ayers family request that memorial donations be made to the Wesley Manor Employee Appreciation Fund, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort, IN 46041 or visit and select Good Samaritan Fund. Also donations may be made to the Ladies of Charity at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 S. Mary’s Ave., Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Friday, May 1, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2nd at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 St. Mary’s Ave., Frankfort, IN. Father Chris Miller will officiate. Burial will follow the Mass in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Survived by:

4 Sons: Roy Lawrence ‘Larry’ (Jackie) Ayers of Frankfort, Paul (Cheryl) Ayers of Carmel, James (Dorothy) Ayers of Idaho, Richard (Cyd) Ayers of Jacksonville, FL, 2 Daughters: Teresa Cronkhite of Frankfort, Margaret (Curtis) Lock of Jefferson, 22 Grandchildren, 41 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

by her brother, William Grace.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Mary Teresa (Grace) Ayers”

  1. Pete and Pam Randolph April 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.

  2. Denny and Jerri Ridenour April 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Teresa and Family,

    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

  3. Ron & Erilda Coleman April 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Dearest Family,
    So sorry for your loss. You’ve all had a lot on your plate recently. Our prayers for comfort and peace surround you. Please accept our deepest and sincerest sympathy for your loss. Keeping you close in our hearts. God Bless. Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL.

  4. Jill Cloud April 28, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Sending love and prayers to all of you. May God continue to keep you all close in his loving care. Mary was a beautiful woman who always had such a cute smile on her face. Her love for her faith shined through her smile. A true testimony to Christ she was.

  5. Greg and Karen Wysong April 28, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire family. Your parents were an example to us all on how to live your life benefiting others. Their attendance at church functions and mass is unmatched. May eternal rest be granted to them both. It was an honor to know them.

  6. Bob & Dodi Helman April 29, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Our most sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother. You’re in our hearts and we’re thinking of you all.

  7. Nancy J Emans April 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Teresa, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.

  8. Jackie Willaman April 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    My prayers are with you all now. Mary was a wonderful role model and I feel so blessed to have witnessed her love of God and family.

  9. Jill White April 30, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Dear Uncle Jim and family,
    We are thinking of you all at this difficult time and hope you find peace in being together as a family sharing a lifetime of wonderful memories. With love, Jill, Kellee, and Paige

  10. Suilon Benjamin May 1, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Dear Ayers Family,
    St Mary’s was very blessed by Mary & Taxi for many years at Mass daily and always setting such a faith filled example for us all…We have you all as part of that blessing too… I was honored to take them communion at WM and they were so appreciative and grateful for the least little extras… Your Mom’s sweet smile could make anyone’s day and when she answered how she was with “Ornery” you knew she was “Mary” …
    Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers for you loss but comforted to know she is back with her husband where she was happiest and where they are both together in Our Lord’s loving arms…
    God Bless, Suilon

  11. Patty and Joe Butler May 2, 2015 at 8:29 am

    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories you have of your mom/grandmother/great-grandmother bring you comfort, joy, beautiful smiles and warm laughter in the days, months, and years to come. She was an angel on earth and is now a heavenly angel watching over all of you. May God give you peace and strength during this time.

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