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Juanita Akers

August 9, 1945 — December 19, 2021

Juanita J. Akers, 76, of Industry, formerly of Littleton, passed away at 4:30 PM, Sunday, December 19, 2021, at her home.

She was born on August 9, 1945, in Oakdale, Illinois, the daughter of Willie David and Lizzie (Turner) Prater.  She married William Henry “Hank” Akers on May 5, 1978, in Rushville and he survives.

Also surviving are six children Annette Hawkins and partner Scott Parker, and Wayne Fawcett and partner Carol Gemmings all of Industry, Sandra Fischel of Roodhouse, Kimberly June Friedhoff and husband Greg of Clayton, Roger Akers and wife Rebecca of Littleton and Jeff Akers of Laurie, Missouri, 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, one brother Larry Guthrie of Macomb and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother who raised her Ruth Prater, five sisters Wilma Haenitsch, Mary Sutton, Helen Hendrix, Goldie Irene Hedrick and Bernice, two brothers Cletus Hedrick and Clyde Hedrick.

Juanita was a CNA in Lewistown and a homemaker.  She enjoyed flowers, mowing her yard, sewing, crafts and crocheting blankets.  She also provided childcare for many families.

Private graveside services will be held at the Littleton Cemetery in Littleton.  Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association or the Industry Fire Department.  The family would like to give special thanks to Mike Fawcett for the special care he gave to Juanita.

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