Mary Jane (Akers) Ames

Born: Tue., Mar. 3, 1942
Died: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 03, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Nov. 04, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mary Jane Ames, age 73, of Robinson, IL, died Wednesday October 28, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN, following a period of declining health.

Born March 3, 1942 in Graysville, IN, she was the daughter of Walter Otis and Pauline Ford (Simmers) Akers.  

Mary worked for Briggs Pottery, Casting Department, Robinson, IL; Leaf and then Hershey Candy, Operator Candy Line, Robinson, IL and she attended the Bible Chapel Church, Robinson, IL.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Cathy and Tim Smith, Robinson, IL; Karen Freed, Effingham, IL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Lola Akers, Galveston, IN; Greg and Karen Akers, Princeton, IN; Darrell and Treola Akers, Robinson, IL; sister, Joann Wilson, Sullivan, IN; grandchildren, Dustin and Kari Smith, Robinson, IL; Nicole and Joe Downing, Terre Haute, IN; Kyle and Brett Freed, Lexington, SC; Brad and Elisa Freed, Highland, MI; great-grandchildren, Bayden Powell, Emilee Smith, Jesse Smith, Alivia Brown, Ryleigh Freed, Conor Freed and Kaleah Freed along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday November 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Pastor Ron Walker officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday November 3, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will be in the Johnson Cemetery, Graysville, IN.

Memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, Vincennes, IN or to the Parkinson’s Foundation, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Bruce Frey
   Posted Thu October 29, 2015
I always enjoyed working with Mary. She was sharp, nice and a lovely person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lynda Hayhurst
   Posted Mon November 02, 2015
Cathy and Karen, I haven't seen your mom or either of you in a very long time. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories bring you comfort and God's peace be yours.

Brenda Boyd
   Posted Tue November 03, 2015
My deepest condolences to Mary's family. I worked with her at Hershey and dropped by several times at Heritage Health to visit with her and to take her flowers. She will definitely be missed! May you all feel God's Peace and Comfort during this difficult time. I had planned on coming to the visitation, but not feeling 100% and did not want to spread any germs to the family.

Tracey (Straw) Reynolds
   Posted Wed November 04, 2015
Cathy & Karen, my condolences on the loss of your mother. She was a sweet lady and I remember her fondly.

Kay Clark Brewer
   Posted Thu November 12, 2015
Karen and Cathy and families,
I am so sorry for the loss of Aunt Mary Jane. No one notified any of us or we would have been there to pay our respects. We all loved Aunt Mary Jane so much! I wanted to send a sympathy card to both of you and asked Rose and Uncle Clifford if they had your addresses but they said they didn't. I asked about phone numbers but was told you both had asked them not to give them out. Please email me as I have tried to find both of you many times over the years since Dad's passing. I would love to see you both. I miss the days when we were young and close. Love you Cousins!

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