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Clarence Derwent Akers (1898-1943)

AKERS, LACEY, BRIGGS

Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 5/14/2014 at 21:58:57

From Nevada Journal October 23, 1943

Clarence D. Akers Dies Suddenly at Room In Eldora

Clarence Derwent Akers, 45, died very suddenly of a stroke of apoplexy, at his room at Eldora, shortly before midnight last night, and the body is now at the Morfoot Funeral home here, awaiting funeral arrangements.

Mr. Akers, or "Red" as he ws familiarly known where was born at Lamoni, Iowa, Nov. 29, 1898, a son of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Akers, came to Nevada with the family as a boy, attended and graduated from Nevada high school and enlisted and served during World War, No. 1.

Returning to Nevada after the war he was married and two sons born as a result of that marriage, Clark Derwent and Max Eugene Akers.

He was for many years employed as a clerk in the old Banks and Button clothing store and later with the Joe Poorbaugh store.

A year or more ago he went to Eldora where he had been clerking in a clothing store.

His son Clark, inducted into the service and assigned to the Army Air Corps, a few days ago, and back home on a furlough had been with the father at Eldora for a few days and last night they had attended a football game at Grundy Center. Returning home they arrived at their room in Eldora about 11:00 o'clock. The father had sat down upon the side of teh bed when he suddenly slumped over unconscious. A physician was called and at 11:45 he passed away as a result of the stroke.

Relatives here were notified and the body was brought to the Morfoot Funeral home here during the forenoon.

He leaves in his immediate family his two son, Clark and Max. Max is now in the service, as an engineering student at St. Louis, while Clark, was inducted into the army through Selective Services last week, and has been assigned to he air corps.

Besides these he leaves his mother, Mrs. S. M. Akers of Nevada and four sisters, LeJune Akers, Lua Akers and Mrs. Jessie Lacey of Nevada and Mrs. Mable Briggs of Marshalltown.

Teh son Max is expected here early Sunday and it is hoped to be able to hold the funeral services Monday at the Morfoot Funeral home.

Burial will be in charge of the Nevada Post No. 45 American Legion, of which he was long an active member.

The deceased has a wide acquaintance over the county, gained through his long connection with the merchantile business and his participation and interest in high school athletics of the county.


 

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