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.
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