Obituary: Arlene Ayres (1946-2021)


Floyd and Arlene Ayres

Arlene Rae Ayres, 75, of Roscoe, passed away peacefully in her home on October 29, 2021. She was born on May 3, 1946 to Delbert and Hazel Allen and went to school in South Beloit. She loved to share recipes even after she stopped cooking.

She married Floyd Ayres on September 29, 1962. She loved traveling on their motorcycle and trap shooting with him until his passing in 2013. She also loved going places and spending time with her family and friends, particularly the Madison Zoo and Cassville, WI, stopping at unique places along the way and making great memories.

She is survived by her daughter Karen (Jessie) Stangl; grandson Steven (Mikailah) Bauling; sister, Diane Allen; half-sisters Evon Toohey and Vickie Toohey; and brother-in-law Wayne Ayres. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Floyd Ayres; son Michael Ayres, and family friend June Lucas.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, with a visitation from 12:00 noon until the service, at Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory-Roscoe Chapel, 11342 Main Street, Roscoe. Pastor Dan Herman of the Old Stone Church will officiate. Burial will be in Floral Lawns Cemetery, South Beloit.

A special thank you to her grandson Steven for all of his help and care; to Brent (Amanda) Seay for the use of the transport van; to the OSF hospital care team and the OSF hospice for the great care they gave to her and the family. She was loved very much and will be greatly and deeply missed by all of her family and friends. She will always live on through our memories and be in our hearts.

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