Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

April 5, 2013

Mary Jane Akers

Sept. 2, 1923 - April 2, 2013

By Scott Smith
Tribune staff writer

Indianapolis — Mary Jane Akers, 89, Kokomo, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 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 at 2 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Ennis officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

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