Linn County News
Published Nov. 8, 2017
Anna “Lorene” Akers, age 93, formerly of 618 Meadow Lane, Fort Scott, Kan., and most recently of Pioneer Ridge, Lawrence, Kan., passed away Nov. 1, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. Lorene was born at her family’s home south of Mound City, Kan., on April 14, 1924, the daughter of Clyde and Suzie (Zimmerman) Cox.
Lorene was a graduate of Mound City High School, attended Fort Scott Junior College and received a Life Teacher’s Certificate from Pittsburg State College.
She taught in a rural school in Richland for two years after graduation. She also worked in billing at Roddis Lumber and Veneer Co., and as a bookkeeper and teller at the Farmers State Bank in Mound City.
She married Guy Isaac Akers on Dec. 24, 1946, in her parents’ home near Mound City.
Lorene was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church and of the Methodist Women’s organization and served as a member of the church’s gifts and memorial committees. She was also a 50-year member of Chapter FU P.E.O. and a member of Pierian Beta, Eastern Star and Monday Study Club.
Lorene enjoyed golf, reading, bridge and exercise. She especially enjoyed time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include a son, Greg A. Akers and wife Tammy of Haysville, Kan.; a son, Brent J. Akers and wife Pam of Flower Mound, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Terry and Allyson Lorene Rochelle Akers of Haysville, Ryan Akers and wife Ashley of Lewisville, Texas, Todd Akers of San Antonio, Texas, Kyle Akers of Denton, Texas, Dylan Akers of Lewisville, and Scott Akers of Flower Mound; and a brother, Gerald Cox and his wife Billie, Mound City. Seven nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her husband’s death in 2009, she was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Suzie Cox of Fort Scott; a daughter, Suzan Rochelle in 1967; two sisters, Marian Fearing and Mildred Royer and husband Harry; a brother, Lorimer Cox and wife Wanda, and infant brother Harold.
Rev. Steve Cole conducted services at Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, Fort Scott, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, with burial following at the Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, Mercy Hospital or the Suzan Rochelle Akers Scholarship through the KU Endowment Association, and may be left in care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., PO Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.
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