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Mary Jean Hankins Akers
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1927
Death: Jun. 13, 2008

MARY JEAN AKERS, 80, passed away peacefully Friday morning June 13, 2008. Born Mary Jean Hankins on October 30, 1927 the only child of W.B. (William Bernard) and Aline Hankins, she was a lifelong Memphian. Mary Jean graduated in 1945 from Tech High School where she met her husband and true love of 60 years, Richard L. Akers, Sr. She attended Southwestern at Memphis (Rhodes College) but abandoned her academic pursuits to become a devoted wife and mother. Mary Jean adored her children and grandchildren. She leaves behind daughters, Ricki Keltner (Sam) and Lisa Butts (Kip); and sons, Richard Akers, Jr. (Terry) and Hank Akers (Donna); and grandchildren Samantha Weldon, Rachel Keltner, Kate Roberson, Jessica Akers, Clay Butts, Maggie Butts, Helen Akers, and James Akers as well as five great-grandchildren. Family always came first for Mary Jean, but she will be greatly missed by her many dear, lifelong friends from her tennis, sewing, bridge, reading, and investment clubs. We, Mary Jean's husband and children, willremember and miss most the unconditional love that she always gave to us. Services will be held Monday, June 16 at Memphis Funeral Home with visitation at 1 p.m. and funeral at 2 p.m. followed by burial in Memphis Memory Gardens. The family requests that any memorials be made to The Memphis Zoo. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar 901-725-0100 (Published in The Commercial Appeal on 6/15/2008)
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  Richard Lamar Akers (1927 - 2015)*
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Memphis Memory Gardens
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Carole McCaig
Record added: Jun 15, 2008
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Mary Jean <i>Hankins</i> Akers
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Memphis Tech High School Class of 1945
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