Everett Dee AKERS
August 22, 1939 ~ May 23, 2010
Mr. Everett Dee Akers passed away in Farmington Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2010, at the age of 70 years, 9 months & 1 day. Everett was born August 22, 1939, in St. Louis, MO., to the late Clarence Everett Akers and the late Hazel Mary Akers-Williams.
Dee married Marita L. (Peterein) April 12, 1969, and they made their home in Farmington. Together they had 2 children, Matthew J. (Jennifer) Akers, of Park Hills and Janet E. Akers, of Bonne Terre. He also had 1 Grandson, Logan Matthew.
Dee was a retired ICU Nurse from Mineral Area Regional Medical Center and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Farmington. He has always enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking. The greatest joy in his life was his grandson, Logan.
Dee had 5 sisters and 1 brother. Dianne (Don) Womack, of Festus. Shelia (Claude) Wright, of Festus. Elaine and the late Mike Schleeper, of Arnold. The late Shirley (Mike) Buckley. The late Lois Taylor, and the late Howard Akers. He is also survived by many Nieces; Nephews & friends.
Visitation : Wednesday, 4-9 p.m. at TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with a PRAYER SERVICE @ 7:00 p.m.
Visitation resumes Thursday 6:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Funeral Mass : Thursday, 11:00 a.m., May 27, 2010
at : St. Joseph Catholic Church, Farmington, with Fr. James Dyer officiating.
Interment follows at: Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crystal City, MO.
Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to : St. Joseph Catholic Church of Farmington.
My dear friends,my heart goes out to you at this dark time…I know that you have a deep faith…so that means God will be walking with you. You may not feel His love now but keep faith and you will feel His peace and love. Of that I am sure…. I have so many good memories of Dee taking such good care of our patients at MARMC…My patients loved his kind but firm care. I bet he was met at heaven's gate by his patients…Take care and remember to call on me when you are ready….I am always ready to help friends…and I consider you all good friends… With blessing of peace, Agnes Hinkebein
My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Marita and Matthew and Janet. AND ALL OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS. All of our hearts are heavy and our eyes full of tears. Uncle Dee the memories I have shared with you will last a life time for me. I don't ask God why anymore or question his judgement for the lifes we have lost in our families. I only ask God to help us endure the pain and give us strength to go on. Love You, Uncle Dee May you rest in peace. Love You, Debbie
Aunt Marita.Janet,Mathew,Your family are in my thoughts and prayers..Hold tight your memories and your faith Uncle DEE MAY YOU REST IN PEACE
Aunt Marita, Janet, and Matt. We where sadden to hear about Uncle Dee. We will truley miss him. I am sure my mother met him at the gates of heaven. Youre are in our hearts and prayers.
Aunt Marita,Matt,Janet,We know words will not comfort you.Your hearts are broken nothing changes that,fill that hole with all of your memories,the Love we all shared for Uncle Dee,He will be missed by all, Love does not stop because we no longer walk on earth.Say his name everyday,speak of him often,that will help carry you thru the day,from broken hearts to another.We Love You all,Rest in Peace Uncle Dee
My deepest sympathy to you, Marita and your family. God bless you all with the gifts of comfort and love. Charlotte (Vaughn) Thatcher
Dear Marita, Matt, Jennifer, Logan and Janet. I cannot even begin to express my sadness or sorrow for your loss. You have always been a very strong family, and my prayer is that God will hold you in His hands as you walk through this trying time. Matt, you know how much I care for you, and my shoulder is always available to you to lean on. Love you, Mama Dee
Dearest Matt, Jennifer and Logan, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
FIND PEACE… …MY BROTHER
Marita and family – Know that I am keeping your family in my prayers at this time of great loss. May God give you the peace and comfort only He can give at a time like this. Love, Millie Smtih
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
I cannot put into words how sorry I am for your loss. Dee was one of a kind and he taught me so much over the years. He made me laugh and cry and was a kind soul. He talked about Logan all the time when I would see him.And he talked about all of you with such pride. There are no answers I know, and words seem too hollow. Just know I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as is Billy. Treasure the memories and know we are here for you. Carla-May
You will be sadly missed. My prayers to all of the family. He was a man that people looked up to and adored being around. Uncle Dee was very proud of his children and their accomplishments. Go in peace Uncle Dee we love you allways. Don and family.
Marita I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Although I don't see you often any more I think of you often. Bless you all. Glenda. Hanks
Sorry to hear of Dee's passing,I used to work with Dee on occasion when I was called to fill in back in ICU at MARMC, several yrs ago now. He was a pleasant guy, He took good care of my Father-n-law when he was in ICU, Im sure he will be sadly missed. Marilyn House, Nurse
I wish I could have come to see everyone. I stayed home to take care of grandma Cathleen Akers. I am very sorry for the loss. Keep many loving thoughts and memories near your heart.
Matt, Jennifer & Logan; We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. You know we are here if there is anything we can do for you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I didn't know him, I know he was a wonderful man. Just from the kid he raised. I know he will be missed dearly. If there is anything you and your family may need please let me know. I am always willing to lend a ear. Love you