April 7 1931 November 7 2022
Esther E. Akers, 91, of Sullivan, Missouri passed away at her home on Monday, November 7, 2022. Esther Elizabeth Akers was born on April 7, 1931 in Cuba, Missouri to Allen and Delila (Smith) Rogers. She grew up and attended school in the Cuba area, and shortly after was united in marriage to John Akers on November 5, 1947. To this union they were blessed with five children: John, David, Faye, Gary, & Cathy. They continued to raise their family in House Springs, Missouri while she worked as a waitress at the Sunset 44 restaurant in Sunset Hills for 20 + years. While raising their family, John and Esther always made it a point to take family vacations. Some of their most memorable vacations were to Yellowstone National Park, Colorado Springs, Six Flags in Texas, where they would visit their son John while he was stationed there, and short trips across the border into Mexico. Time spent with her family was an immeasurable blessing to Esther. After John’s retirement, they relocated to Sullivan to make it their final home. Esther worked as a waitress at the Cuba Country Club for a short period of time. She was a very gracious host and always had a special way of making you feel welcome in her home. Esther loved to spend time baking pies, Lemon Meringue and Coconut Crème were her specialties, and her famous chicken and dumplings were loved by everyone. In her free time, Esther enjoyed quilting. If you were going to visit her, you could plan on watching the Game Show Network or a St. Louis Cardinals game. Esther loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She always made it a point to try to attend and show her support at her grandchildren’s activities. Even as she grew older, Esther never lost her sense of adventure. She was a “Road Runner” and traveled on many trips that were coordinated by the Bank of Sullivan, including the Ark Museum in Kentucky, and her favorite, the Mystery Tours. She loved to spend time in Branson, Missouri touring Silver Dollar City and watching her favorite show, The Baldknobbers. Esther was an active member of the Sullivan Rebekah Lodge #319, and at one time even held the office of Noble Grand. John and Esther attended New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan for the past 15 years. Esther is survived by her four children: John Akers and wife Shelba of House Springs, MO, David Akers of High Ridge, MO, Faye Thayer and husband Steve of Fletcher, MO, and Cathy Dodson and husband Jerry of Oakville, MO; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Rogers of Gerald, MO; a sister, Mary Hudson of Jefferson City, MO; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; a son, Gary; a grandson, Johnny Ray Akers; two brothers, Chester and Jackie Rogers; and four sisters: Martha Wilcox, Sue Ellis, Ruth Jost and infant sister, Betsie. Funeral Service will be 11 AM, Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Dave Wright officiating. Interment will follow at I.O.O.F Memorial Cemetery in Sullivan. Visitation will be 4 – 8 PM, Monday, November 14, 2022 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan. Friends may send online condolences to Esther’s family at www.eatonfuneralhome.com All arrangements are under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Esther, please visit our floral store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Esther E Akers April 7 1931 November 7 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Sullivan, state: Missouri