Marie Akers, 85, of Circleville, went to the waiting arms of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Billy Akers; parents, Daniel and Eulah Smith; brother, Jimmie Smith; and sister, Edna Bryan.
Marie is survived by sisters, Mary Williams of Circleville and Deloris (Dee) Thompson and husband Billy Thompson of Grove City; sister-in-law, Polly Akers Fischer of Marion; and many nieces and nephews.
Marie was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Ashville. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
The family wishes to thank our dear friends at Heartland Hospice who lovingly cared for her in her final days.
Family and friends may join us from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St., Ashville. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016, at First Baptist Church, 2367 Pickaway St., St Rt. 316 E., with Pastor Mike Sutherland officiating. Interment will follow at Harrison Township Cemetery in South Bloomfield.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Heartland Hospice, 116 Morris Rd., Suite C, Circleville, OH 43113; or First Baptist Church, 2367 Pickaway St, St Rt. 316 E, Ashville, OH 43103.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal