January 19, 1928 - March 5, 2009
Jane Marie Akers, 81, of Toledo, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, after a long, hard-fought battle with kidney disease. Jane was born January 19, 1928, in Toledo, to Walter J. and Gladys F. "Sandra" Siegel. She was the second of three children. Jane attended a number of schools growing up, attending Leetonia High School, in Leetonia, OH and graduating, in 1945, from Libbey High school, in Toledo. Jane worked briefly as a secretary for Attorneys Brady and Whitehead, in Toledo, then as a secretary at the Martin-Perry Corporation, leaving to work as a secretary/office manager, at the Toledo Area Construction Workers Fund, in the mid-1950's. She retired from the T.A.C.W.F., in 1967 and rejoined the workforce in 1970, as a temporary secretary with Executive Temporary Service, working several assignments. In 1972, she became a sales promotion clerk with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Toledo Agency and became office manager there working until her retirement in 1992. After her retirement she volunteered for many years with the Red Cross Tele-Care program, calling shut-in seniors 5 days a week, sometimes making 25 calls in a morning. She received several awards for her volunteer efforts with the Red Cross Tele-Care program. In 1947, Jane married Bazil C. Akers, who preceded her in death in 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her younger brother, Walter J. Siegel Jr. Jane is survived by her son, David B. (Sally) Akers; a brother, Robert R. Siegel of Glendale, AZ, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 1-7 PM, Sunday, March 8th, in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, where funeral services will be held at 1 PM Monday. Reverend Lilanthi Ward will officiate. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial donations are encouraged to the donor's choice, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, National Kidney Foundation or the Red Cross. The family wishes to thank Hospice of NW Ohio, the Innovative Dialysis Center and the Senior Centers of NW Ohio, for all their wonderful service. Their efforts allowed Jane to live her life as she wanted, for as long as she wanted and allowed her to die with dignity.
Jane Marie Akers, 81, of Toledo, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, after a long, hard-fought battle with kidney disease. Jane was born January 19, 1928, in Toledo, to Walter J. and Gladys F. "Sandra" Siegel.... View Obituary & Service Information
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