Louella "Pruny" J. Ayers, 95, of Churubusco, passed away on February 7, 2022, at Sage Bluff Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. \nShe was born in Noble Township, Noble County, on May 1, 1926, to the late Melvin and Catherine (Buckles) Burnworth. In grade school, she attended Wolf Lake School. After the death of her mother, in 1937, she lived with her aunt and uncle, Fred and Hazel (Buckles) Howard and graduated from North Webster High School, in 1944\nLouella was married to Max Shively in Etna, on November 11, 1945. Max preceded her in death on October 12, 1966. She was then married to Dean Ayers, in Churubusco, on August 11, 1969. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2011.\nShe retired from Smith-Green Community School in 1990. She had worked there for 23 years as the Elementary School Secretary.\nLouella was a member of the Churubusco United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women Faith Circle, and the Tawasi Home Economics Club. \nShe was an avid gardener, enjoyed cooking, and sewing. She loved to sing in the church choir and spend time with her family.\nLouella is survived by her four children, Terry (Karlin) Shively, Ted (Terri) Shively, Darlene Shively, and Katie Rusching; a daughter-in-law, Ilze Shively; three stepchildren, Cheryl (Gene) Toombs, Dawn (Ed) Ladig, and David (Betsy) Ayers; her sister, Mary Cox; blessed with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. \nIn addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her son, William Shively, in 2008; four brothers, Lowell, Dick, Bill, and George; an infant sister, Viola in 1918; and a grandson, Chad Miller.\nServices will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco Chapel, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 11 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service.\n \nThe family will also receive friends at the Funeral Home, on Monday, February 14, 2022, from 2 to 6 p.m.\nBurial taking place at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.\nMemorials may be directed to Cancer Services of N. E. Indiana.\nOnline Guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.