Kayla Joann Ayers

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Name: Kayla Joann Ayers
Age:  26
Location: Machesney Park, Illinois
DOD: February 28, 2018


Kayla Joann Ayers, 26, of Machesney Park passed away suddenly on Wednesday February 28, 2018. Born on August 28, 1991 in Troy, Michigan. Daughter of Dean Ayers and Lisa Vanderpool. Engaged to be married to Donald Burke. Kayla was employed as a Sandwich artist for Subway where she always had a smile on her face. Kayla found great enjoyment in fishing, going to Church, being with friends and family, volunteering at the Restoration Café and the Rockford Recuse Mission. Her pride and joy was her son, Corbin. He made life better for Kayla in every way. Even with Kayla’s sweet smile there was a battle going on within Herself. She was proud to have received her 8th month sobriety chip but somewhere along the way the addiction was too strong. Everyone now hopes that you are looking down from Heaven and seeing how much you were loved and adored by everyone who met you. It has been many hard battles you fought very hard every step of the way, however, Addiction won the war. God saw her constant struggle and decided to finally give her peace. Her smile, laugh and love will be missed by all who knew Kayla.

Survived by her fiancé, Donny Burke; son, Corbin Burke; father, Dean (Jewell) Ayers; siblings, Stacy (Carter) Rierson, Tony Ayers, Angela Ayers; Step-siblings, Brandy (Bronco) Bogdanovic, Chris Hedding, Chance Hedding, Jon Hedding, Becka Henner; nieces and nephews, Alec Garza, Ole Rierson, Xzander Ayers, Kaia Howard, Marco Bogdanovic, Maryanna Bogdanovic, Anastasia Hedding, Rixie Lyons, Renee Lyons; several Aunts and Uncles. Predeceased by her Grandparents; Step-Brother, Raymond Hedding

Funeral Service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Visitation at 2 p.m. until time of service. Burial following in Sunset Memorial Gardens.


  • Dean (Jewell) Ayers, Father
  • Stacy (Carter) Rierson, Sister
  • Tony Ayers, Brother
  • Angela Ayers, Sister
  • Donald Burke, Fiance
  • Corbin Burke, Son
  • Brandy (Bronco) Bogdanovic, Step-Sister
  • Chris Hedding, Step-Brother
  • Chance Hedding, Step-Brother
  • Jon Hedding, Step-Brother
  • Becka Henner, Step-Sister
  • Raymond Hedding, Step-Brother
  • Also survived by several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews
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