OWENSBORO — Jean A. Ayer 98, of Owensboro, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Riverside Manor Health Care Center in Calhoun. Jean Adrian Ayer was born Feb. 12, 1917, in McLean County to the late Alpha Forrest and Bertha Peak Ayer and was married to the former Dixie Elizabeth "Polly" Cravens. He retired as a heavy equipment operator, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and enjoyed quail hunting. In addition to his parents, Jean was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Polly Ayer, who died March 4, 2006.
Survivors include two sons, Tom Ayer and wife, Tracy of Owensboro and Forrest Ayer of Burlington; a daughter, Jo Carol Ayer of Charleston, South Carolina; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Private family services were held Wednesday at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel. Burial was at Calhoun Cemetery in McLean County with military honors conducted by the McLean County Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 5415.
The Jean A. Ayer family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Calhoun Cemetery, Beautification Fund, c/o Winfred Williams, P.O. Box 201, Calhoun, KY 42327. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at Musters in Calhoun. Share your memories and photos of Jean at musterfuneral homes.com.