Kenneth W. Akers, died Wednesday (July 9, 2014) at his home in Walton.
He was born on January 29, 1943 in Newton, the son of Lawrence and Evelyn Marsh Akers. Kenneth graduated from Newton High School in 1961, he attended Emporia State College for one year before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Kenneth married Victoria Hein in 1968 in Newton, they continued to remain close friends.
After being discharged, Kenneth returned to Newton and eventually went to work in Wichita at Boeing Aircraft as an Inspector. He retired in 2005.
Following his retirement, Kenneth has loved to spend time on his 25 acres of ground. He enjoyed restoring classic cars, including his 62 Impala which he took recently to the car show in Newton. Kenneth also enjoyed doing carpentry work, and spending time in his garden, he was always active.
Survivors include his daughter, Hillary Matzen of Wichita; brother Eldon Akers and wife Marion of Newton; and grandson Nathan Matzen.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents; brother James Earl Akers; and grandson Clayton Russell Akers Matzen.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday (July 14, 2014) at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday 1pm til 9pm, where the family will receive friends after 6pm.
A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Assoc., and the American Heart Association, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.