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Marjorie M. Akers October 7, 1929 - January 27, 2021

Marjorie M. (Grimm) Akers, age 91, went to be with the Lord and her heavenly family, Wednesday, January 27, 2021. She was born October 7, 1929, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Merle C. and Blanche L. Grimm. On May 22, 1948, she was united in marriage to James L. Akers.

Marjorie worked for the Cedar Rapids School Food Service for 35 years and retired as Manager of Jefferson High School.  She served as President of the Iowa School Food Service Association from 1972-1973.  Marjorie lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for 84 years and then since 2014, she made Springfield, Missouri her home. She was a charter member of Hobby Club in Cedar Rapids where she extended her love for knitting and crafts with her friends.  Being manager of the school food service, she loved cooking and trying out new recipes for the family.  She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church.  She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed playing Canasta, other card games and was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and most recently, a Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Survivors include her daughter, Victoria Darrow and son-in-law, Larry Darrow, of Fremont Hills, Missouri; brother, Howard Grimm (Gladys) of Altoona, Iowa; two grandchildren, Jaren Pippitt (Greg) of St. Joseph, Missouri and John Darrow (Becky) of Springfield, Missouri; four great-grandchildren, Pierce, Wyatt, Keegan and Mackenzie.  She also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Merle C. and Blanche L. Grimm; her husband, James L. Akers; her daughter, Kathryn J. Dunlap; three brothers, Harold, Robert and Gene; and her sister, Donna.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at Cedar Memorial in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at a later date.  The family would like to thank all the many family and friends who over the years have shown love and concern for Marjorie.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy Hospice of Springfield, Missouri or your favorite charity.

Arrangements under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.