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Daniel R. Akers, 75, formerly of Ashland, passed away Aug. 25, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Akers and Jeanne Cook Akers; and a son, Joseph McCabe.
Dan worked as a superintendent for Armco Steel and as an engineer in India and Bollingbrook, Ill.
In retirement, Dan enjoyed tutoring, giving history lessons to anyone who would listen and quilting with his wife. Above all else, Dan was a proud husband, father and grandfather.
Dan is survived by his wife, Betty Jo; and loving daughters, sons and their families, Sally Akers Joachim and husband Todd, with children Sadie Rose and Cooper of Biloxi, Miss; Elaine Akers Imbruglia and husband Frank with son Jeremy of Winter Garden, Fla; Catherine Coomer and husband Max with son Derek Coomer and daughter Dianna Leon with husband David and children Violet, Lily and Gabriel, Brian McCabe and Jeffrey McCabe.
He is survived by three siblings and their families, Karen and Ron Mathis, Bill and Sandy Akers and Mark and Carla Akers.
Private family services will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Mesilla Valley Hospice at mvhospice.org/support.
Published on September 23, 2017
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