Marge Ellen (Taylor) Akins

Born: Tue., Nov. 18, 1930
Died: Sat., Apr. 18, 2015


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 23, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Fri., Apr. 24, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Marge Ellen Akins, 84, Oblong, IL passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, surrounded by her family.

Marge was born November 18, 1930, in Robinson, IL.  She was the daughter of Ethel (Shaw) and Guy Taylor.  Marge married Ralph E. Akins on March 26, 1949, and they were married for 66 years.  She had formerly worked for Heath and Sons and Robinson Electronics in Robinson, IL.  Marge enjoyed her special cat “Tom”; gardening, and was an avid fan of the Indianapolis Pacers.  She was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, Oblong, IL;  was a loving wife and mother and especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Ralph Akins, Oblong, IL; three sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Akins, Gilbert, AZ; Bradley and Emily Akins, Indianapolis, IN; and Scott and Charlotte Akins, Oblong, IL; three daughters and sons-in-law Rhonda and Larry Webster, Newton, IL; Kelly Piersall, Stilesville, IN; Cindy and Edwin Zwilling, West Liberty, IL; 21 grandchildren: Aaron Akins, April Akins, Joshua Akins, Jacob Akins, Joey Petitjean, Jamey Webster, Jennifer Harvel, Jeana Boehl, Julieann Richards, Brady Akins, Johnna Bautista, Anthony Akins,  Nina Raymundo, Norberto Raymundo, Andrew Pierall, Ellen Siddons, Janel Piersall, Paul Piersall, Taylor Zwilling, Ethan Zwilling, and Michael Akins; 32 great-grandchildren: August Akins, Oscar Akins, Cooper Akins, Makenzie Petitjean, William Petitjean, Alex Petitjean, Jacob Petitjean, Conner Webster, Caylie Webster, Landon Webster, LouEllen Harvel, Lawrence Harvel (due in July), Carson Boehl, Isabella Akins, Morgan Akins, Cassidy Akins, Sage Akins, Cody Bautista, Shaelyn Bautista, Kyler Bautista, Lainey Akins, Kelsie Akins, Chloe Akins, Kyle Piersall, Kendall Piersall, Daley Siddons, Levi Siddons, Kellie Siddons, Colin McMahon, Brayton McMahon, Lukas McMahon, Cameron McMahon, and Della Piersall as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Artie Taylor and Russell Westall; seven sisters Reva Brownfield, Nina Brunson, Norma Dart, Alene Black, Pauline Taylor, Lois McKimmey, and Joanne Good; daughter-in-law Nelly Akins; and son-in-law Paul Gregory Piersall.

There will be a Celebration of Life service Friday April 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL, with Bro. Randy Nave officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday April 23, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with envelopes available at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL.

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Liz Guyer
   Posted Mon April 20, 2015
Scott I'm so sorry about your Mom. I will keep you and the family in prayer.

Wabash General Hospital
   Posted Wed April 22, 2015


Our prayers and condolences are with you in this trying time.

Jamie Black Delly
   Posted Wed May 20, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My grandmother was Marge's sister, Alene Black. I met Marge one time, so I didn't know her well. Prayers for comfort and peace.


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