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Ruth Sayler Akins

  • Birth 12 May 1941 Freeman, Hutchinson County, South Dakota, USA
  • Death 9 Jul 2009 Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Bell, Gilchrist County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 39316741

Ruth (Sayler) Akins was born on May 12, 1941 in Freeman, South Dakota. She was the second of five children born to Ruben and Martha Sayler. Her siblings include: Roland Sayler, Violet Korn, Marion Auch and Ramona Hoff.

On September 2, 1962, Ruth was united in marriage to Stanley Marion Akins. She had her first of three children on December 2, 1964, Scott Allen. Her second son, Russell Leonard was born March 19, 1968. Sharon Madalena, Ruth's baby girl, joined the family on March 28, 1970.

Ruth was very proud of her children's choice in spouses. Kim & Edgar were more like a daughter and a son. They gave her three beautiful grandchildren, Courtney, Cody and Shelby. Her life revolved around her family and friends and the Lord. Ruth was a member of Bethel Church of Christ.

She will always be remembered for her brilliant smile, generous nature, her laugh, and opening her kitchen to anyone. She was a beautician by profession, but as we all know, she was more than a hairdresser. She was the best friend anyone could ever have, she was everyone's second mama, and has been responsible for feeding virtually everyone in Gilchrist County at one time or another. Her pots, her kitchen, her home and her heart were always full.

She was proceeded in death by her son, Russell, her father Rube Sayler and her mother, Martha Sayler.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethel Church of Christ with Mr. David Halter conducting the service. Interment to follow at church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 3:00-5:00 at Watson Funeral Home.

Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, 426 W. Wade Street, Trenton, FL 32693. (352) 463-8888

Reprinted from Gainesville Sun, 7/11/2009

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  • Created by: Juanita Goolsby Langston
  • Added: 11 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39316741
  • Juanita Goolsby Langston
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Sayler Akins (12 May 1941–9 Jul 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39316741, citing Bethel Church of Christ Cemetery, Bell, Gilchrist County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Juanita Goolsby Langston (contributor 46859896) .