On June 7th, 2017, surrounded by her family, Margaret Hardy Farmer Akers, 85, passed away peacefully at her F6 ranch home in Kimble County, Texas after a short illness from colon cancer. Margaret was born October 3rd, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas to Joseph Sayers Farmer and Cornelia Hornor Farmer. She grew up on her family's ranch, the F6, and met her husband, David King Akers, while attending Wellesley College in Massachusetts. They married on September 11th, 1954 and enjoyed 62 years together. They raised their three children on that same F6 Ranch which she called home for most of her life. Margaret had a true servant's heart, and one of her greatest joys was traveling to Honduras for over twenty years with a team of veterinary missionaries, which included her rancher husband, Dave. While there, as an ever-capable Spanish interpreter, she was instrumental in establishing public health education for children while also sharing Christ's love. At home, Margaret was always busy working with the ranch livestock and pecan business, tending to her beautiful garden, and sharing her home, flowers, and love with her countless friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Elizabeth Farmer Bishop. She is survived by her husband Dave, her sister, Josephine Farmer Spencer, her three children, Carol Akers and husband, Andy Morriss; Ken Akers and wife, Suzy Akers; Susan Rendon and husband, George Rendon; six grandchildren: Kathleen and Julia Morriss, Carolyn and Kenny Akers, Matthew and Olivia Rendon, and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service honoring Margaret will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Junction on July 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas' fund for Margaret's beloved veterinary and public health mission to Honduras.
Donations can be made by mailing a check to: ''Grace Episcopal Church Honduran Fund,'' 6275 Camp Bullis Road, San Antonio, TX 78257 and write ''Margaret'' in the memo line.
Alternatively, donations can be made online at dwtx.org/departments/world-mission/ (select ''Donate''; then select ''Pay as guest''; then select ''Apply my gift to: Veterinary''; then write ''Margaret'' in ''Further gift instructions.''
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home. (325) 447-3076
First United Methodist Church
1119 Main Street
Junction, TX 76849
Saturday, July 29, 2017
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Grace Episcopal Church Honduran Fund
6275 Camp Bullis Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78257