Maxine D. Akers

June 27, 1917September 17, 2010

Mason, Michigan Born on June 27, 1917, in Alaiedon Township, died September 17, in Holt, Michigan. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, H. Wray and Mary Maxine (Fellows) Welsh, husband, R. Joseph Akers, sister, Ethel Helen Howe, brother in laws, Grover Akers, Jr. and Russell Clayton Akers, James Stone and Seldon Stone. sister in law, Arlene (Akers) Helbig. She is survived by her daughter, Lynda (Howard) Inman; son, Russell A. (Cheri) Akers; sister, Arlene Ward; brother, Charles (Margaret) Welsh; brother in law, Leo Stone; sister in law, Ila Mae Lecato; and many nieces and nephews. Maxine was a career school teacher and started by receiving her credentials at the Ingham County Normal and taught in several one room schools, including the “Pink School”. Her education was enhanced by being awarded a degree from Eastern Michigan University and ultimately a Masters from Michigan State University. She was a devout Christian and was a charter member of the Mason First Church of the Nazarene. While active in her church she served in many capacities including secretary, and NYPS President. She had the distinction of being the first women to serve on the district advisory board and worked tirelessly in that capacity. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 1 PM, at The Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the chapel on Monday from 6-8 PM and Tuesday 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Olivet Nazarene University, One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL, 60914 in memory of Maxine. Online condolences may be placed at


  • Visitation Monday, September 20, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, September 20, 2010
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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October 6, 2010

Russ and Family,
Sorry to hear of your mother passing. Our thougths and prayers are with you. God bless your family.
From Conrad Morrison and Jerry Kadera

Georgia (Wonsey) Cameron

September 27, 2010

Linda, Russ, and Sherri,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Thankfully we know where she is at. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Teresa Linderman

September 25, 2010

Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. Teresa Short - Linderman & Bob

September 25, 2010

hello Russ and Cheri: so sorry to hear of your loss! Remember the great times of fellowship and memories. Hope you are both well and heading to Texas for the winter. Call me sometime. In my prayers. God Bless Elaine Schwab-Sunderlin

September 22, 2010

Dear Lynda - I was so sad to hear about Maxine's passing. I have such wonderful memories of the times my family spent with her down through the years. We always loved it when you both would visit us at grandma's house.She would tell us the most interesting (and funny) stories of my mom when she was a little girl. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now at this difficult time.
Love, Joan & Jeff Wood

Alan & Kathleen Fiedler

September 21, 2010

Russ & Lynda, Kathleen and I are sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. However, we know that she is in a better place, Heaven. Our memories go back many years in Mason Church of the Nazarene.

September 20, 2010

Dear Linda and Russell.
We were sorry to hear about your mom's death. She was such a gracious lady and a caring person. I would see her (over the years) at Grover and Marlene's and really enjoyed talking and visiting with her. I am sure all of you will miss her. Muriel (Hart) and George Allen

julie bakus

September 20, 2010

Dearest Russell and Lynda, My heart is aching for you both. It feels like losing Dad (and yours) all over again. I've felt Aunt Maxine rejoicing because she is once again hugging your Dad while being embraced by the precious Lord she so devotedly served. I'm glad that she remained here to see you, Lynda, happy and celebrating this new,exciting chapter in your life--yet so sad that your joy is overshadowed by losing Aunt Max's daily presence. I'll try to be there with you, but know I am with you in spirit and in prayer. I hope you are feeling the comfort only Jesus can provide, because I know your mom is helping directing it to both of you. We love you dearly. Cousins, Julie, Steve and Stephani PS: Stephani is heartbroken for your loss, she loves you all too even though we live so far away.

Diane Wiseman

September 20, 2010

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

September 19, 2010

We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. We know, however, that she is enjoying eternal life with the God she loved and served. We are praying for you during this time...............Dave and Diane Johnson