Marjorie Joy “Marge” Akers
Marjorie Joy “Marge” Akers, 87, Hays, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at home surrounded by her family.
She was born October 14, 1931 in Bush City, Kansas the daughter of Wilmer and Esther (Burlingham) Cassity. She was a graduate of Garnett High School and attended Pittsburg State University and Halstead Nursing School. On December 29, 1951 she was united in marriage to Dale Akers, and they celebrated over 67 years of marriage. She was a homemaker and worked as a ward secretary and activities director at Hadley Hospital. Marge loved her family, was very proud of them, she loved life, and never knew a stranger. Her family described her as a great mom and caregiver.
Marge is survived by her husband; Dale of the home in Hays, a son; Col. Gregory Akers and wife Jaye J. of Russell, a daughter; Debbie Moeckel and husband Doug of Topeka, a brother; Bob Cassity and wife Margie of Hoisington, two sisters; Vera Storer of Hays and Helen Miller of Garnett, four grandchildren; Stuart Moeckel and wife Summer of Madison, Benjamin Moeckel and wife Lindsey of Edmond, OK, Jacob Akers and wife Casey Kilpatrick of Philadelphia, PA, and Sarah Stilling and husband Ross of Annandale, VA, six great-grandchildren; Brennan Moeckel, Braxton Moeckel, Brantley Moeckel, Sophia Moeckel, Holden Stilling, and Quinn Stilling, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother; Herman Cassity, and two sisters; Jeane Lankard and Nina Ruth Cassity.
Memorial services will be at 10:00 am on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Abrams officiating. Private family inurnment will be at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in WaKeeney. The family will receive friends from 9:30 am until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of HaysMed. Condolences and memories of Marge may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com