Delores Ayers, 92

Retired executive secretary

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Delores B. Ayers (nee Fritz), 92, a resident of Asbury Gardens of North Aurora and a former longtime resident of Oak Park, died on July 5, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Aurora. Born on Aug. 11, 1924 in Oak Park to the late Thomas and late Blanche (nee Silbernagle) Fritz, she was a retired executive secretary at Alden's Inc. 

Delores was the wife of the late William Cullen Fitzsimmons; the mother of Terry (Carle) Wunderlich II, Cathie (Robert) Woodyard, the late Patrick Ayers, and the late Michael (Mary) Ayers; the grandmother of Bryan (Aimee) Woodyard, Melissa Woodyard, Heather Ayers, Carle (Julie) Wunderlich III, Barry (Jessica) Wunderlich, Kelly (Jimmy) Ayers and Michael Ayers; and the great-grandmother of Norah Woodyard, Delilah Wunderlich, Kayden Ayers, Juliette Woodyard, Hunter Wunderlich and Liam Ayers. 

Visitation was held on July 9 at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, followed by a Chapel Service on July 10 and interment at Forest Home Cemetery. 

The family appreciates memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., #800 in Chicago 60631 or to the Oak Park Animal Care League, 1013 Garfield St. in Oak Park, 60304. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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