Born on June 27, 1917, in Alaiedon Township, died September 17, in Holt, Michigan. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, H. Wray and Mary Maxine (Fellows) Welsh, husband, R. Joseph Akers, sister, Ethel Helen Howe, brother in laws, Grover Akers, Jr. and Russell Clayton Akers, James Stone and Seldon Stone. sister in law, Arlene (Akers) Helbig. She is survived by her daughter, Lynda (Howard) Inman; son, Russell A. (Cheri) Akers; sister, Arlene Ward; brother, Charles (Margaret) Welsh; brother in law, Leo Stone; sister in law, Ila Mae Lecato; and many nieces and nephews. Maxine was a career school teacher and started by receiving her credentials at the Ingham County Normal and taught in several one room schools, including the "Pink School". Her education was enhanced by being awarded a degree from Eastern Michigan University and ultimately a Masters from Michigan State University. She was a devout Christian and was a charter member of the Mason First Church of the Nazarene. While active in her church she served in many capacities including secretary, and NYPS President. She had the distinction of being the first women to serve on the district advisory board and worked tirelessly in that capacity. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 1 PM, at The Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the chapel on Monday from 6-8 PM and Tuesday 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Olivet Nazarene University, One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL, 60914 in memory of Maxine. Online condolences may be placed at www.gorslineruncimanmason.com.