Myrna Avery, age 80, of Spencer Township, passed away early Sunday morning, November 10, 2019 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. The daughter of Robert & Cora Ann (Morden) McAllister, she was born on February 2, 1939 in Big Rapids.
On August 15, 1981, in Kent City, she married Junior LeRoy Avery. Together they enjoyed nearly 29 years of marriage and had been members of the Family Life Center Church of God in Belding. Myrna loved the Lord and her family and was always ready to give a hug. She delighted in time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Wilbur "Buck" Salyer on January 29, 1981; an infant daughter, Janet Salyer; a son, Lenny Avery Sr.; a grandson, Derick Hershberger; and a great-grandson, Damien Joles.
Surviving are her children, Robin & Terry Kelsey of Cedar Springs, Debbie & Tim Thatcher of Newaygo, Carla & Bill Sharkey of Canadian Lakes, Rose & Bob Romine of Fremont, Rocky & Linda Salyer of Cedar Springs, Dawn & Nate Cooper of Cedar Springs; her step-children, Liz Avery of Maine, Melody & Bonnie Avery of New York, and Kathy Farrell of Greenville, a brother, Robert & Mary McCallister; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Avery-Barager; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of adopted grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and special friends.
Visitation is from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Christiansen's Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Pastor Ron Parsons of Courtland Mission Fellowship will officiate and burial will take place privately at Greene Cemetery near Orleans.
To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Myrna's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen's Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.
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