Nancy Ayres

By on April 2, 2009

Nancy Ayres, a beloved citizen of Elburn, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. She was born Dec. 14, 1921. She was united in marriage to John Ayers, a chiropractor in Elburn for many years.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband John. They had no children.

Her family was the Elburn community, and her church St. Mark’s Episcopal.

She had traveled with St. Mark’s to Israel and was instrumental in the expansion of the church in 2002. Nancy had a keen mind and delighted in the issues of the day. One of Nancy’s greatest passions was her service to the Town and Country Public Library District.

She dedicated countless hours as a member of the library board, serving in numerous positions including president and secretary. She would also be an integral part of a committee responsible for planning the new Elburn Town and Country Library. Nancy co-founded the Friends of the Library and was an active member of the noon book discussion group.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 31, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 320 Franklin St., in Geneva. The Rev. Mark Tusken officiated.

Memorials in her memory may be directed to the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Geneva.

For additional information, please contact the Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia at (630) 879-7900 or online at