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Charles Ralph Akester, 95, of Washington, went to his heavenly home Jan. 1, 2018, from Daviess Community Hospital. He was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Hudsonville, to Charlie F. and Ruth (Stone) Akester. He was a 1941 graduate of Glendale High School. On Nov. 22, 1980, he married Beverly E. (McMillin) Akester. He worked for B and O Railroad and also retired as a farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Washington.
Charles is survived by his wife Beverly Akester; son Roger Akester (Barbara); daughter Anne Akester; grandchildren Roger Lee Akester II (Becky), Lisa Michelle Williams (Tom), and Charles Andrew Akester (Katherine); and great-grandchildren Bryanna Wells, Natalie Wells, Roger Lee Akester III, Anna Kay Williams, Reid Williams, and Evelyn Akester. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife Bonnie (Grow) Akester; five sisters and three brothers.
A private funeral service will be held for Charles. Friends may call Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gill Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to International Justice Mission, P.O. Box 96961, Washington, DC 20090-6961.
Published on January 3, 2018
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