Peaceful 03

Ruby Joan (Howe) Akers

January 18, 1937 ~ January 7, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Ruby Akers Obituary

Ruby Joan Akers, 85, of Shinnston, passed away on January 7, 2023 at Monongahela Valley Hospital in PA.  She was born at Lamberts Run in Harrison County on January 18, 1937 to the late William Ray Howe and Arizona (Shrader) Howe.

She worked as a CNA at Locust Manor in Washington PA and at The Heritage in Bridgeport, WV.  She enjoyed sewing and baking.  She was well known for her baked beans and fudge.

Ruby is survived by two daughters:  Deborah K. Akers-Palmer and husband Gregg of Fredericktown, PA and Tammy Wentz and husband Eric of Morgantown; three grandsons:  Geoffrey Jones and fiancé Halie Willard, Allen Bebout and wife Jennifer and Lucas Bebout; three great granddaughters:  Lacey Higginbotham, Destiny Jones and Morgan Jones; six great grandsons:  Preston Bebout, Chase Bebout, Brody Bebout, Wesley Bebout,, Reid Bebout and Levi Heft; one great-great grandson, Parker Hirschi; two nieces:  Melody Maxwell and husband Scott of Lumberport and Crystal Thompson and husband Eddie of Lumberport; four nephews:  Randy Howe and wife Janie of Haywood, Steve Howe, Melvin Howe and wife Kim and Shane Howe and wife Tabby, all of Lumberport and two sisters in law:  June Howe and Wilma Howe, both of Lumberport.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Lemuel Akers; two brothers:  Melvin and Carroll Howe; one sister, Eva Howe; one grandson, Ian Wentz and one sister in law, Joann Howe.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

The family would like to thank and acknowledge Washington Health System-California office, Washington Health System Cardiovascular Care, Washington Health System Wound Care, Mountain State Dermatology, Hillman Cancer Center, East Bethlehem VFD and Amedisys Home Care Nurses.

Family and friends will be received at Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 S. Pike St., Shinnston on Friday, January 13, 2023 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm and on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 12:00pm until time of service, 1:00pm with Pastor Ron Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery.

 

Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Akers family.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruby Joan (Howe) Akers, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Ruby Joan (Howe) Akers?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Ruby's memory.
Email
Print
Copy

Services

Visitation
Friday
January 13, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

Visitation
Saturday
January 14, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 14, 2023

1:00 PM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

Interment
Saturday
January 14, 2023

Shinnston Memorial Cemetery
1359 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

SHARE OBITUARY

© 2024 Dorsey Funeral Home and Cremation. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility