Nadine AYERS

May 4, 1926 ~ August 15, 2009

Mrs. Frances Nadine 'Johnson' Ayers passed away late Saturday night, August 15, 2009, at her Farmington Presbyterian Manor residence at the age of 83 years, 3 months & 11 days. Frances was born May 4, 1926, in Raven Springs, Arkansas, to Reuel Johnson and Bernice 'Green' Johnson. Also preceding in death were: 1 Sister, Mildred Cunningham; 4 Brothers: Douglas Johnson, in-infancy; Frankie Johnson; Jimmie Johnson & Glen Johnson.

Nadine was retired from Trimfoot Shoe Co. in Farmington, and a member of Delassus Baptist Church. Nadine was married on Aug. 29, 1942, in Leadington, MO., to Shelby E. Ayers.

Survivors Include : her husband, Shelby E. Ayers; 2 Sons: Larry L. (& Leslia R.) Ayers; Kerry B. (& Jackie) Ayers; 1 Sister, Barbara Jean Knox - all of Farmington. 2 Brothers: Leon Johnson, of St. Louis; Lonnie (& Jane) Stewart, of St. Louis. Grandchildren: Mark (& Mary) Ayers; Larry G. (& Tisa) Ayers; Robin (Mrs. Mike) Pogue; Aaron (& Heidi) Ayers; Jeremy Ayers. Also surviving are 16 Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation : Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. Visitation resumes Wednesday at 6:30 a.m.

Funeral : Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., August 19, 2009

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Harold Myers officiating.

Interment follows at : Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to : Delassus Baptist Church.

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  1. Mark & Mary, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandma. She was a really sweet lady. I will miss seeing her at all of your get togethers. She always put a smile on your face. If you guys need anything call me.

  2. My heart goes out to all of you at this time. I don't think you all know how much Nadine meant to me. She was one of the brightest spots in my life for so many years. I have so many wonderful memories of her both as a teen and in later years when I moved back home. Nadine never failed to bring laughter, humility and common sense to any situation. When my own mother passed in 1991, it was Nadine who helped me get through it with her wonderful spirit. She was good at teasing but even better at being teased. I can't count the times she would pinch me or smack me in her wonderful good natured way and give me a warning of what was to come. We both knew she was kidding. When I think of Delassus Baptist Church, there are no memories that don't include her. I have loved her since the day I met her and I will never forget her. You all have my deepest sympathy. Love, Rhonda

  3. I am going to miss Nadine so much but I know that she is with Our Lord and is visiting with friends and family that have gone on before and would not want to come back. I love you all and pray for The Lord to comfort you.

  4. I was so saddened to hear that Nadine had pasted away. Shelby and Nadine was our neighbors for over 30 years. She was a really good woman. Then when she became sick it was really hard to see her that way. Nadine was a special person in my life and i will always remember her.

  5. Nadine has been a part of my family my whole life and there will never be another like her. May your many fond memories provide you comfort during this time. God bless you all. Love and prayers, Bud & Lisa Proffer

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