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Anna M. Tharp Akin
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1918
Edwardsburg
Cass County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 2009
Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA


Anna M. Akin
Dec. 15, 1918 - June 10, 2009
NILES - Anna M. Akin, 90, of West Park Street, Niles, MI, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 10th, in Rose Arbor Hospice Residence, Kalamazoo, MI, following a brief illness. She was born on December 15, 1918, in Edwardsburg, MI, to Frank and Nina J. (Miller) Tharp. She graduated from Edwardsburg High School as valedictorian in 1937 and later in 1939 from Thomas Commercial School in South Bend. She had lived in Niles since 1941. Anna retired from the Brandywine School System after 28 years of service as secretary to the superintendent. On November 20, 1941, in Edwardsburg, she married Dale Akin, who preceded her in death on November 29, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her son, Dennis D. Akin, who died March 9, 1992, and brothers, Stanton, Milton, Verdon, Frank and Edmund Tharp. Mrs. Akin is survived by her daughter, Janice (James F.) Van Dyken of Schoolcraft, MI; grandson, James E. (Donna) Van Dyken of Schoolcraft; granddaughter, Jill (Donald) Hunt of Kalamazoo; great-grandchildren, Jason and Justin Van Dyken, and Sienna Hunt; sisters, Marjorie (Donald) Garrard of Elkhart, IN, and Ellen (Kay) Gillette of Harvard, IL; sister-in-law, Vivian Tharp of Niles; many nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Anna M. Akin will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles, with Rev. Fred Wheeler, chaplain of Bickford Cottage, Portage, MI, officiating. Burial will be at Prospect Hills Cemetery, Cassopolis, MI. The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Anna may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice Residence, 5473 Croyden Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009; or Bickford Cottage, 4707 West Milham, Portage, MI 49024.
 
 
Burial:
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Cassopolis
Cass County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 11, 2009
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Anna M. <i>Tharp</i> Akin
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