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Jan A. Ayres, 65, of Midland, passed away on September 3rd, 2020 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center of Midland.  She was born on December 21st, 1954 to the late Russell and June (Hardisty) Ayres.

Jan loved to craft, garden, as well as watch Nascar. She had a very compassionate heart that was very evident by her many acts of selfless service throughout her life. No one could ever mistake her love for her grandchildren, as they always came first in her life.

Jan is survived by her children, Tina (Patrick) Perez, and Rebecca Myers; grandchildren, Lauren Keller, Arianna Perez, Jocelyn Perez, and Jacob Perez; nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Jacqueline, Kaila, Mario, and J.D., and one great-niece Madylena . She is also survived by her sisters, Mary (William) Rule, Susan (Angelo) Ayres-Genovesi, and Ann (John) Johnson.

Jan is predeceased by her brothers Steven Ayres, and Russ Ayres.

A funeral service will be held at Midland New Life Vineyard Church on Sunday September 6th, 2020 at 3pm, with Pastor Don Milton officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 2pm until the time of service. A burial will take place on Tuesday September 8th, 2020 at New Calvary Cemetery in Midland, MI.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Midland New Life Vineyard Church or to donate blood to American Red Cross

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ayres family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Mark and Jane Smith

    05 September 2020 3 weeks ago

    Tina and Rebecca, Jane and I are thinking of you. She was a wonderful person and enjoyed you guys so much. We are very sad to learn she passed away. Shocked frankly. As you have often heard, we have many great memories from our childhoods of family get togethers and fun times. I will always cherish those memories of my cousin Jan, and i will miss her and we didn’t get a lot of face time in the past years but we could keep in touch with messages on line. I really hope the past good memories and times are a comfort to you all. Her sisters are dear cousins, and we grew up close and never forgot all the wonderful times we had, and Jan was always right there too. I wanted to let you know we were thinking of you all and you have our deepest sympathies.

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