American Veteran 08

James Curtis Ayers

October 20, 1943 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 77)


James Curtis Ayers, 77 formerly of Streator passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Autumn Leaves of Southwest Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, OK.

A Celebration of Cutis’s Life will be held in the spring.  Inurnment will be in Cornell Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded. Hagi Funeral Home, Streator is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Curtis’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, his memorial id #22135608.

Curtis was born October 20, 1943 in Rural Mt. Vernon, a son of Chester and Ferne (Jones) Ayers. 

He is survived by two nephews, Joe (Christine) Iverson of Oklahoma City, OK and Niles (Nannette) Iverson of Streator; and several great nieces and nephews.  Also surviving are several extended family members in Southern Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lois Iverson.

Curtis was of the Protestant faith.  He served in the Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Curtis retired from Owens after 38 years.


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Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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