|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1939|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 2012|
St. Louis City
Betty Akers, age 73, of Piedmont, MO passed away Friday, April 6, 2012, in St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO. She was born January 29,1939 to the late Otis Savage and to the late Florence Sutton, in Glover, MO. Betty spent her childhood in Glover and Ironton, MO. Betty attended a one room school house in Glover, MO and her high school years at Arcadia Valley. Later in life she attended Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff and earned a bachelor of science degree in business management with honors. She was united in marriage to the late Monte Byron Akers on July 29, 1957.
Betty was of the Baptist faith. She was converted and baptized in September of 1950, in Glover, MO by the Reverend Vernon Parker. She was a member of Big Creek United Baptist Church, Glover, MO. Betty worked for Brown Shoe Company, for 33 years. The plant closed in 1996 and she took an early retirement.
Betty liked anything to do with arts and crafts. She loved painting, sewing, and making pictures on her computer. She loved growing house plants and liked having a vegetable garden in the summer. She loved working in the yard and loved to walk in the woods in the spring time. She enjoyed having big meals with her family on holidays and she was the best cook.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one infant son, Charles Akers; one brother, Herbert R. Savage.
Betty is survived by two sons, Montie "Mitch" Akers and Richard "Rick" Akers both of Piedmont, MO; one daughter, Donna Robinson of Piedmont, MO; one brother, Robert (Mary Jane) Savage of Ironton, MO; five grandchildren, Kelsea Michelle Akers, Jeremy (Jennifer) Robinson, Nyesha (Brian) Hunt, Timothy (Myra) Akers, Andrea Dawn Mooring; three step-grandchildren, Ian Abrams, Connor Abrams, and David Bradley Savage; three step great-grandchildren, Jenny Wilkerson, Jessica Wilkerson, and Christopher Wilkerson.
A visitation was held Monday, April 9, 2012, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home Chapel, Piedmont, MO. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, also at the funeral home chapel, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Bob Webb officiated the ceremonies, and Donald Akers read the obituary and gave the eulogy. Pallbearers were Melvin Keith, Dale Lorch, Jerry Peppers, Andy Jaycox, Steve Akers, Jason Savage, and Brian Hunt. Interment followed at Huff Cemetery, rural Iron County, MO.
Otis Richard Savage (1914 - 1942)
Florence E Sutton Savage (1917 - 2002)
Montie Akers (1938 - 1983)*
Charles Noel Akers (1964 - 1964)*
Betty Jean Savage Akers (1939 - 2012)
Herbert Richard Savage (1941 - 2003)*
Created by: Richard Knight
Record added: Apr 13, 2012
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