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Helen Ayers

June 23, 1944 September 20, 2020
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Helen Ayers 76 of Utica passed away September 20 at 1:09 AM in her residence, with her significant other Donald Lasik at her side. “a heart of gold stopped beating. 2 shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove he only takes the best”. She has been battling Cancer for a short period of time. Per her wish cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service will be Friday September 25 at 2:00 PM at St. Hyacinth Cemetery in LaSalle. The Burgess Funeral Home in Utica is handling the arrangements.
She was born on June 23, 1944 in Mendota to Everett and Elva (Foote) Despain.
She bartended and waitress for many years in several establishments including: The Curl Inn, Joy & Ed’s, JTS, and the Mendota Moose.
She deeply cherished the company of her family and friends. She enjoyed many activities including: dancing, listening to all types of music, sewing, making different types of crafts, gardening, and cooking.
She is survived by:
Her significant other: Donald Lasik.
1 Daughter: Dena Shaver of Mendota.
2 Grandsons: Wesley Shaver and Wyatt Nolan.
1 Granddaughter: Emalyse Ayers
2 Brothers: James (Beatrice) Despain of Wedron, and Richard “Dickie” Despain of Cherry
1 Sister: Betty Lou Miller of Mendota.
Several Great-Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, 1 Son: Jay Ayers (2011), 1 Grandson: Waylon Shaver (2014).
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for her favorite charities.
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