Mary Akers, 89

Mary Jane Akers, 89, Kokomo, passed away on April 2, at her home. She was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Peru, to Edgar D. and Agnes (Hummer) Ernest.

On Sept. 30, 1978, she married Jerry Akers, and he survives.

She worked at Haynes International and retired in 1983 after 33 years of service. She enjoyed playing bingo and playing with her dogs.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sister, Patricia Miller; half-sister, Jo (Albert) Chakmak; half-brothers, Chuck (Carol) Ernest and James (Theresa) Ernest; brother-in-law, Guy (Charlene) Akers; and nieces, Diane Brown and Denise Farringer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; half-sister, Wanda; and her first husband, William Erbaugh.

The funeral service will be held Friday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Ennis officiating. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.

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Posted on 2013 Apr 05