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Thomas Ayers

August 14, 1944 April 25, 2015
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Obituary for Thomas Ayers

Thomas Grant Ayers, age 70 of Chrisman, IL passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

Tom was born August 14, 1944 in Scottland, IL to Harvey Thomas and Leota Estella (Hudson) Ayers. He married Treva Joan Updegraff on December 1, 1963 at the Kidley Church in Chrisman. He was retired, and previously owned and operated T&T Sawmill. He was a lifelong resident of the Chrisman area, was a member of Kidley Community Church, and served on the Sugar Grove Cemetery board. Tom enjoyed woodworking, gardening, yard work, fishing, playing cards and pool, and cooking out. He was a member of the Wood-Mizer club of Indianapolis. He loved working outdoors, was never idle, and he dearly loved his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years and best friend, Treva Ayers of Chrisman, IL; three children: Tammy (David) Franklin of Clinton, IN, Tina (Chuck) Meeks of Ellettsville, IN, and Teresa Silvers (Doug Laycock) of Clinton, IN.; four grandchildren: Andrew Franklin (Samantha Wilson, fiancée) of Indianapolis, IN, Kaitlyn (Brandon) Lovell of West Lafayette, IN, Caleb Meeks of Ellettsville, IN and Elaine Silvers of Clinton, IN; four sisters: Delores Ingram of Chrisman, IL; Edith (Don) Redman of Chrisman, IL; Linda (David) Myers of Sandborn, IN and Ronda Mallory of Chrisman, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Iris Ross and Idella Bowman.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Chrisman, IL. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Visitation

Wednesday

29

Apr

4:00 PM 4/29/2015 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/29/2015 7:00:00 PM
Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Chrisman

602 E. Madison Ave.
Chrisman, IL 61924

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Chrisman
602 E. Madison Ave. Chrisman 61924 IL
United States

Funeral

Thursday

30

Apr

10:00 AM 4/30/2015 10:00:00 AM
Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Chrisman

602 E. Madison Ave.
Chrisman, IL 61924

Burial will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Chrisman
602 E. Madison Ave. Chrisman 61924 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Association

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