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Lois L. Ayers, 93, of Jacksonville, IL, formerly of Effingham, relocated to Heaven on Friday, October 27, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She fought the good fight and is now reunited with her husband of 73 years.

Visitation for Lois will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, IL. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Following the service, cemetery rights will be held at Cisne Cemetery in Cisne, IL.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Cass-Schuyler Hospice in Virginia, IL or Literberry Christian Church in Literberry, IL. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
Lois was born on July 29, 1924, in the hills of Athens County, Ohio, to Ella (Boyd) and Asa Dille. She was the youngest of six siblings: Flossie, Raymond, Cephus Dutch, Elsie, and Basil. She married the love of her life, Phillip Edward Ayers on December 22, 1941. They had two children: Carl Edward Ayers and Tammy Gayle (Ayers) Guthrie.

Lois worked at the Hoover Defense Plant, served as a secretary at Cisne Grade School and Edgewood, worked at the Pure Oil Company and Martins IGA in Effingham, IL, and was a seamstress. She was an active member of her church and loved God with all her heart.

A woman of faith, Lois shaped her life by her tireless Christian example. She was a God-fearing woman who touched everyone she met. She was a great support for her husband when he returned home from fighting overseas in WWII and was the anchor of her family.

Surviving are her children, Carl Buck (Susie) Ayers of Verona, KY and Tammy (Tom) Guthrie of Jacksonville, IL; grandchildren, Bob (Patty) Ayers and Lois Lynette Guthrie; and great-grandchildren, Carrie, Kiely, and Abby Ayers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; and husband, Phillip Ayers (1922-2015).
Well done, good and faithful servant. (Matthew 25:23 NIV)
Published on October 30, 2017
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