Esther Akers

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Esther Akers

Family services for Esther Akers, 80 year old Buffalo resident who passed away suddenly April 27th at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital will be held at a later time. Donations in Esther’s memory may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Condolences may be left at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Esther Faye Akers was born on April 27th, 1934, in Marion, Ohio, the youngest daughter of Roy and Lucy Bell. She graduated from Marlinton, High School in Marlinton, West Virginia with the class of 1953. She was married to Donald Akers and they raised their four children in Ohio and West, Virginia. Esther was a homemaker for many years and later worked at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, West Virginia and Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in Cass, West Virginia. Ester moved to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to family and later settled in Buffalo, Wyoming.
Esther was known for her love of home cooking, especially baking and making jams and jellies. It was a yearly occasion to make apple butter over an open fire with family. For the past few years she participated weekly at the Buffalo Farmer’s Market selling her delicious pies, cakes, breads and apple butter. Her love of animals, especially horses brought her much joy throughout her life. She had a flair for fashion and flamboyant hats. She was thrilled to wear one of her most prized hats at the Kentucky Derby. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart and she enjoyed time sharing her life experiences with them.
Esther is survived by one son Daniel Akers and his wife Crystal of Buckeye, West Virginia; three daughters, Terry Watson and her husband Mike of Bellingham, Washington, Lori Dean and her husband Harlan of Deming, Washington, Jennifer George and her husband B.J. of Buffalo, and; one brother, Martin Bell and his wife Ginny, and one sister Dorothy Miller, all of Columbus, Ohio; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.