Marjorie Joy “Marge” Akers, 87, Hays, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at her home.

She was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Bush City to Wilmer and Esther (Burlingham) Cassity. She was a graduate of Garnett High School and attended Pittsburg State University and Halstead Nursing School.

She married Dale Akers on Dec. 29, 1951, and they celebrated over 67 years of marriage. She was a homemaker and worked as a ward secretary and activities director at Hadley Hospital.

She enjoyed her family, her life and never knew a stranger. She was a great mom and caregiver.

Survivors include her husband, Dale; of the home in Hays, a son, Col. Gregory Akers and wife, Jaye J., Russell; a daughter, Debbie Moeckel, and husband, Doug, Topeka, a brother, Bob Cassity, and wife, Margie, Hoisington; two sisters, Vera Storer, Hays, and Helen Miller, Garnett; four grandchildren, Stuart Moeckel and wife, Summer, Madison, Benjamin Moeckel and wife, Lindsey, Edmond, Okla., Jacob Akers and wife, Casey Kilpatrick, Philadelphia, Pa., and Sarah Stilling and husband, Ross, Annandale, Va.; six great-grandchildren, Brennan Moeckel, Braxton Moeckel, Brantley Moeckel, Sophia Moeckel, Holden Stilling, and Quinn Stilling; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; Herman Cassity; and two sisters, Jeane Lankard and Nina Ruth Cassity.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601; private family inurnment will be in Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, WaKeeney.

Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of HaysMed in care of the funeral home.

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