Katherine "Kathy" Robinson Ayers
April 24, 2021
Katherine "Kathy" Robinson Ayers, 82, of Troutville, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Katherine Robinson; her husband of 44 years, Robert Lee Ayers Sr.; and sister, Shirley Rothe.
She was a graduate of William Patterson University in Wayne, N.J. She taught elementary school in New Jersey and Pennsylvania before moving to Virginia in 1978 and began teaching at Colonial Elementary School in Blue Ridge where she retired in 2001 after 25 years of service. She was honored to be in the Who's Who among America's Teachers in 1992.
She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Brannan and Nancy McDaniel (Kenny Smith); two sons, Robert Ayers (Chris) and Gerry Ayers (Lisa); eight precious grandchildren, Amy Brannan Arthur (Travis), Ryan Brannan (Trysh), Bryn McDaniel Turner (Mason), Deven McDaniel, Stevie Lynn Ayers, Garrett Ayers, Morgan Ayers and Robert Lee "Trey" Ayers III; five precious great-grandchildren, Elijah and Abby Arthur, Oliver Brannan, Erin Kirtley, Carson Bivens. Kathy had many devoted friends that she was grateful for, especially her childhood friend, Joyce and Warren Sloan of New Jersey.
Kathy was devoted to the Red Hat Society for many years of laughter, dinners, and trips to plays. She was also one of the (Golden Girls) of Colonial Elementary School with her beloved friends Nancy Runyon and Belinda Saunders.
A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Glade Creek Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com
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Published by Roanoke Times on Apr. 27, 2021.