Pansy Ayers

Friday, September 24, 2004

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Pansy Ayers, 85, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at Sikeston Convalescent Center.

She was born Dec. 13, 1918, at Matthews, Mo., daughter of Thomas and Eva Denning Uthoff. She and Royce Ayers were married Jan. 10, 1938.

The Ayers formerly owned and operated Midwest L.P. Gas Co. in Morehouse, Mo. She was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Lee Ayers of Gilbertsville, Ky.; two daughters, Neva Settles of Leawood, Kan., Belinda Ayers of Alton, Ill.; a sister, Donna Byassee of East Prairie, Mo.; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter.

Friends may call at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery at Dogwood, Mo.