Jennifer Frances Ayers, 40, of Rhinelander, Wisconsin and former Hays, Kansas resident, died with her husband Thomas Ayers, on Sunday March 08, 2015 in their home.
Jennifer was born on July 09, 1974, in Pequannock, New Jersey, the daughter of Dennis and Rosemary (Jenkins) Gallagher. She grew up in Hays, Kansas and graduated from Hays High School in 1992. After high school she attended Ft. Hays State University and graduated with a bachelor degree in business administration. She worked as a certified nurse's assistant for WaKeeney Lutheran Home and Ellis Good Samaritan Home. She was married to Jeremy Martinson for several years and from this union they had a daughter Ashlee but were divoreced later. She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Thomas Ayers. Immediately Jennifer's family grew, with Jennifer and Tom raising 4 energetic girls Ashlee, Amanda, Latisha and Veronica. Jennifer enjoyed fishing, yard work, gardening and lake trips. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and close friends.
Surviving family are her daughter's Ashlee Martinson, Amanda Ayer, Latisha Ayers and Veronica Ayers all of Rhinelander, Wisconsin; parents Dennis R. and Rosemary Gallagher of Russell, Kansas; brother Dennis R. Gallagher, Jr. and wife Mimi and sister Karen R. Mitchell and husband Lonnie all of Russell, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas and maternal and paternal grandparents.
The family has chosen to have a private gathering at a later date and cremation has been selected by the family. Cards may be sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas is in charge of the arrangements.