Ayres, Diane M., Saginaw, Michigan


Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter and sister passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Age 71 years. Daughter of June (Spencer) Zirkle and the late James Zirkle, Diane was born April 8, 1943 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to Russell Ayres. He predeceased. Diane was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. She enjoyed outing with her sisters, shopping with her daughters, playing Bingo and going to the casino. Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Russell Ayres, Diane (David) Castillo, Shari Duby and Robert (Tara) Ayres all of Saginaw; 16 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; her mother, June Zirkle; five sisters, Colleen Kapuscinski, Mary Gordon, Bonnie Gilson, Gloria Mellott, Barbara (Mike) Yaklin; several nieces and nephews. Diane was preceded in death by two daughters, Colleen Ayres, Cari Ayres; two grandchildren, Mya Rivera and Dominic Rivera; and her brother Daniel Zirkle. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5376 State St. Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly will officiate. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the family wishes. Arrangements entrusted to the Snow Funeral Home. www.snowfuneralhome.net