Dorothy Ann Akers, 78, of Big Creek Road, Clearville, PA; went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 3, 2020. She was born on June 27, 1942 in Hagerstown, MD; a daughter of the late Howard Jackson and Fosta Genevieve (Truax) Layton.
On April 27, 1968 in Cedar Grove Church in Dott, PA; she was united in marriage, to the love of her life, her best friend; Guy Akers. Their love for one another only grew stronger over the past 53 years.
Along with her husband, she is survived by three children; Todd Akers married to Tracie (Clingerman), Clearville, PA, Nicole Houston married to Patrick, Clearville, PA and Amy Duggan married to Joseph, Clearville, PA. Nine grandchildren; Mahlon, Macen and Malex Akers. Ella, Anna, Ethan and Stetson Duggan. Olivia and Vivian Houston. One sibling; brother Edwin Layton married to Alice, Warfordsburg, PA.
Dotti was preceded in death by a brother; David Layton and an infant sister Doris Lee Layton.
Dotti was a graduate of Southern Fulton High School, Class of 1960. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Business Education and her Master’s degree from Shippensburg University. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Lota Lambda Sorority.
Dotti taught Business Education/Math at the Southern Fulton School District for thirty one years, retiring in 1998. She coached volleyball and basketball, served as the FBLA and senior class advisor for many years.
She enjoyed family gatherings, planning parties, gardening and traveling. Trips to the beach, Nova Scotia, Alaska and Italy were a few of her favorites. Being an integral part of a large loving family brought her the most joy.
Her love for her family was evident in all that Dotti did.
Dotti had a strong faith in the Lord Almighty. She was a member of the Everett United Methodist Church and regularly attended services at the Bethel Christian Church.
Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, September 8th at Akers' Funeral Home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service. We ask that those in attendance would follow CDC guidelines by wearing a mask and following social distancing.
Funeral services will be held at Akers Funeral Home on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m with Pastor Todd Jay officiating. Burial will be held at Shreves Chapel Cemetery, Clearville, PA. Fellowship and meal will follow at Bethel Christian Church, Clearville, PA.
A special heartfelt thanks to her dedicated and loving caregivers; Heather Cubbage/Hogset of Everett, PA and Crystal Bartholomew of Everett, Pa.
If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Dorothy to the Shreves Chapel Cemetery Association, Marilyn M. Wallace, 3433 Big Creek Road, Clearville, PA 15535.
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