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Linda Jeanne Akers, 65, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Union Hospital. She was born July 24, 1952, in Vigo County, to Donald Eugene Kirby and Helen Maxine Ross Kirby.
She is survived by daughters, Sherry Hartleroad (Brad) Terre Haute, Christy Taylor (Richard) West Terre Haute and Jenny Todd (Mike)Terre Haute; son, Larry Akers Jr. (Dawn); nine grandchildren, Ryan Hartleroad, Jessica Akers, Cody Akers, Kayla Switzer, Allison Mauk, Josh Todd, Natalie Mauk, Emma Todd and Reagan Taylor; three great-grandchildren, Easton Hartleroad, Bryleigh Switzer and Noah Akers; sister, Sue Hellmann (Phil); nephew, Michael Hellmann.
She was preceded in death by husband, Larry O. Akers, who died April 27, 2017; her parents; and her niece, Michelle Matteson.
Linda was a graduate of Garfield High School. She retired as the office manager for Sackrider & Company, Inc. She liked to read, enjoyed knitting and taking Florida vacations. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 Lafayette Ave., Terre Haute, with services to follow at 5 p.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Riley Children's Hospital. We would also like to thank the staff at the Cannon Inn Assisted Living Facility for their care and support.
Published on December 1, 2017
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