8/6/13 — Marie Akers, 91, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Aug. 5, 2013, at her residence with her family by her side.
She was born in Wurtland on Nov. 11, 1921, to the late Leroy and Virginia (Hall) Nichols.
Marie was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Westerville, Ohio. Mrs. Akers enjoyed reading, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Akers, in 1968; two sons, Michael G. Akers and Paul E. Akers; one grandson, Michael James Akers; one great-grandson, Michael Jamie Akers; two sisters, Anna Deer and June Adkins; and one son-in-law Robert Bledsoe.
Left behind to cherish her memory is a devoted family including four daughters, Patricia Bledsoe of Greenup, Barbara (Beryl) Satterly of Grayson, Karen (Rickey) James of Pickens, S.C., and Janice (Paul) DeHart of Westerville, Ohio; five sons, Larry (Esta) Akers of Ironton, Ohio, Patrick (Judy) Akers of Waverly, Ohio, Daniel (Kimberly) Akers of Kitts Hill, Ohio, Alvin (Robin) Akers of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Gregory Akers of Columbus, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren, all whom will miss her dearly.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods. Burial will follow in Caroline Cemetery.
Friends and family may call from one hour prior to service time.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com