H. Frances Ayling

  • Born: February 20, 1923
  • Died: October 26, 2016
  • Location: Adrian, Michigan

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Adrian, MI 49221

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Tribute & Message From The Family


H. Frances Ayling, age 93, of Adrian, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at her home. She was born on February 20, 1923 in Deerfield, MI. to Anthony and Katherine (Tomecek) Horak. On June 28, 1941, she married Raymond Ayling in Deerfield and he preceded her in death on September 21, 1999 after 58 years of marriage. She attended Deerfield High School. Frances worked at Hurd Lock, Champion Home Builders and retired from Buckeye Products. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, DAV Auxiliary Chapter 20 and Ladies of the Moose. Frances enjoyed dancing, playing cards, and for many years spent winter months in Florida with her husband, Raymond.

Frances is survived by one daughter, Sharon Caldwell of Adrian; two sons, Rodney Ayling of Adrian and Steven (Rebecca) Ayling of Brighton; one sister, Rose Beard of Blissfield; nine grandchildren, Dennis and Timothy Burch, Daniel Caldwell, Patrick, Matthew and Bradley Ayling, Dustin and Steven Hallett and Shayna Studnicka; 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Raymond, she was preceded in death by her parents; infant son; two sisters, Ann Zemcik and Mary Svestka; five brothers, Frank and Louis Machan, Jospeh and Emil Horak and an infant brother.

The Funeral Liturgy for Frances will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Thomas Murphy as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. with a Vigil Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Visitation will also be held on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Food Pantry and Adrian Senior Center. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home.


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I am so sorry for your loss. Francis and I were often partners
playing euchre at the Senior Center on Mondays. I will miss
her quick wit and her abilities at the table. Health concerns will
keep me from attending but I will be with you in my thoughts
and prayers.

Posted by Josilyn Garner - Adrian, MI - Friend   October 31, 2016

May your memories comfort you in this difficult time

Posted by LUCY Kuhl - Adrian, MI - Neighbor   October 30, 2016

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I have known the Ayling family since the 60's...I was my honor to get to know Frances even better over the past few years...What a great Lady and friend

Posted by theresa griewahn - Adrian, MI - Friend   October 29, 2016

May God give the entire family strength, patience and comfort during this difficult time. Rest In Peace, Aunt Frances.

Posted by Jodi Trombley - Ashburn, VA - Family   October 27, 2016


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