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Virginia Lee Akers

November 2, 1939 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Virginia Akers Obituary

    Virginia Lee (Haynie) Akers, 84, Nevada, MO passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Virginia, the daughter of J. Donald and Helen Mary (Livingston) Haynie, was born on November 2, 1939, on a farm in Taylor County near Bedford, IA. She attended Bedford Iowa High School, graduating in 1958.

     In June of 1958 she married Corwan Akers. They lived in Clarinda, IA as Corwan worked for the newspaper there. In October of 1958, Corwan was drafted into the Army and served basic training in Texas. During that time Virginia remained in Clarinda, IA, working at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital. After basic training Corwan was assigned to advance training and Virginia joined him in Texas at that time where they lived off base in Kileen, TX. Corwan was assigned to Erlangen, Germany three months later and Virgina joined him there. They lived off base in Erlangen and toured western Europe traveling through many countries.

     Following Corwan’s discharge from the service they returned to Iowa where Corwan worked for newspapers in Iowa and Missouri, retiring in 1992.  In 2003, they moved to Plano, TX spending six years before returning to Nevada, MO for full retirement.  

     Virginia enjoyed her travels with Corwan, being with friends, working outside in the garden, especially being with her grandchildren.

      In addition to her husband, Corwan, she is survived by two children: Randy Akers (Claudia), Nevada, and Robin Berry (Daryl), Blue Springs, MO; six grandchildren, Jeremy Akers (Ashley Bare), Overland Park, KS, William Saunders (Teresa), Ft. Scott, KS, Jesse Akers (Abbey Gavin), Nevada, Jackie Wheeler (Tyler), Independence, MO, Jeremy Berry, Blue Springs, MO, and Jeffrey Berry, Warrensburg, MO; eight great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Ethan, Charlie, Dylan, Khloe, Brady, Charlie, and Daisy. She was preceded in death by her parents.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Ray Dean Scism officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday.

    Interment will follow in the National Cemetery in Ft. Scott at 12:30 p.m.  Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

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February 5, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ferry Funeral Home Home
Nevada, MO 64772

Funeral Service
February 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Ferry Funeral Home Home
Nevada, MO 64772


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