Funeral services for Alice R. Akin, 84, Lawrence will be 2pm. Mon., Aug. 27, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with Pastor Mitch Todd officiating. Entombment will be private at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Akin died Friday at St. Luke’s Hospital.
She was born Mar. 30, 1928 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia the daughter of William and Cora Bell Jolly Carraway.
Mrs. Akin worked as a RN for Dr. Brunfeldt at Reed Medical Group for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and several bridge clubs.
She married Ray Nelson Akin on May 23, 1953 in Stony Creek, VA., he died Apr. 3, 1996. She was also preceded in death by 3 sisters and 1 brother.
Survivors include a son Gary N. Akin of Hunting Beach, CA, daughter Kristi L. Akin of Eudora, and 2 grandsons Ryan & Spencer Akin.
Friends may call Sunday 3pm. to 8pm. at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 1pm. until service time Monday.
Memorials may be made to the First Methodist Church in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Messages & Condolences
I have fond memories of the whole Akin family. Ray was a great dad. He would take us kids with him to the store and let us pick out candy. I babysat for Kristi when she was just a baby. Gary was too old for me to babysit him, so we just hung out and watched Combat on tv until his bedtime. I feed Frosty when they went on vacation. I will never forget Alice’s tuna sandwitches served with Freetoes and a coke when she made lunch for us. Gary and Kristi, may you find comfort in memories and strength in each other’s love throughout this very difficult time.
Alice will be greatly missed by her many friends at The University Bridge Club, which she attended faithfully almost every Saturday night. She frequently appeared among the top prize winners (6 times in June and July), but most remarkable of all, on June 2, she set an all-time high club score (8,410 points for the 20 hands played that evening). That feat will be extremely difficult for anyone to break. Our condolences go to her family.
I met Alice many years ago when she was Dr. Brunfeldt’s nurse. I immediately found Alice to be a very caring professional in the doctor’s office. Many years later after my retirement I again met Alice at the bridge table. We shared many fun times playing the game we both loved. She will be missed by many friends in the days to come. God Bless. Rhetta Jo
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