Gertrude (Moore) Ayres

Born: Tue., Sep. 30, 1919
Died: Wed., Jul. 4, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 11, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Wed., Jul. 11, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Gertrude (Moore) Ayres, 98, passed away Wednesday evening July 4, 2018 in the company of her immediate family. Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband Sheldon, parents Warren and Erva (Bradford) Moore, brothers Vernie, Francis, Henry, sisters, Ruby, Mable, Blanche and daughter Betty Cougill.  Gertrude was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother and will be greatly missed. 

The youngest of seven children, Gertrude was born in Randolph County September 30, 1919 to Warren and Erva (Bradford) Moore. Gertrude resided most of her life in Randolph County, retired from the Foundry Division of Overmyer Mould in 1984, was a member of the Countryside Christian Church (formerly Main Street Christian) and a proud 1937 Graduate of Wayne High School. Gertrude was a member of various organizations including the Randolph Historical Society, DAR, 50 Extension Homemakers, Birthday Club, Bunco Club, volunteered at 4H Fair and spent many hours researching and documenting her passion for family history.

Survivors include her daughter Marlene (Larry) Barnes Winchester, IN., son Ron (Anna) Ayres Gahanna, OH., Son-in-law Myron Cougill Modoc, IN, Grandchildren Michael (Ginger) Cougill, Modoc, IN, Michelle McGunegill (Randy Tutterrow), Economy, IN,  Shawnda (Robert) Bond Winchester, IN, Andrea (Zac) Sinnamon Peru, IN, Matt (Erin) Ayres Westerville, OH, Chrissy (Chris) Urian Westerville, OH, Andy (Beth) Ayres Kettering, OH, 17 great grandchildren Ashley McGunegill, Logan Cougill, Simon Cougill, Lane Cougill, Austin Bond, Brooke Bond, Naomi Sinnamon, Eli Sinnamon, Spencer Ayres, Megan Ayres, Molly Ayres, Travis Ayres, Abby Urian, Brady Urian, Annie Ayres, Mary Ayres, Nellie Ayres and 3 great great grandchildren John Cougill, Harper Cougill and Weston Bond. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Gertrude’s life will be at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester.  Burial will follow at the Fountain Park Cemetery.

Calling will be two hour prior to services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Randolph County Historical Society. Envelopes will be provided at the Walker Funeral Home.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at



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MJ Bailey
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018
Marlene and family,
So sorry to hear this. You all have my deepest sympathy and I did let Sharon know.


Mike & Denise Wallace
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Bob and Edith Shores
   Posted Sat July 07, 2018
Marlene, so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great lady. I remember my dad buying your dad's car years ago. He thought a lot of your dad. Will be praying for you.

Harriett Allen-Johnson
   Posted Sat July 07, 2018
Wish to extend my sincere sympathies to all the family of Gertrude. She was one of a kind. Always willing to help to give you "Moore" information when asked. Could never thank her and Betty enough for the work that they both contributed to our Family History. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, may God sustain you during this time of grief.

Ruth Yost
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
I will always remember Gertrude as a kind and caring person. When I began working at OMCO Foundry in 1972, she was the only person who welcomed me. She always had an encouraging word, and never became exasperated with my endless questions. I hope that her family will be comforted in their time of sadness.

Fred Bales
   Posted Mon July 16, 2018
Marlene and family,

I understand your loss of a mother, having lost mine at age 99.
We are fortunate to be able to celebrate a long life well lived.

Best regards and condolences,

Fred Bales