Kimberly Alice Akers, 56, of Dover, Delaware passed away the morning of January 22.


Kimberly Alice Akers, 56, of Dover, Delaware passed away the morning of January 22.

One of four children, Kim was born August 3, 1955 in Orange, Texas, to proud and loving parents Jack and Ruth Fite.  As the only daughter, Kim often told stories of how her three brothers, Dwayne, David, and Dana Fite lovingly teased and protected her. Kim is survived by her three brothers; Dwanye Fite and his significant other Merry Dee McFarlin, David Fite and his wife Ginny, and Dana Fite and his wife Gail.

As a young girl, Kim met, fell in love with, and married her childhood sweetheart, Roger L. Akers on August 19th 1973.  She and Roger became parents three times between 1980 and 1987, each time to daughters-Sara, Rachael, and Mary.  Her husband Roger preceded her in death on August 12, 1990.  After Roger's sudden passing, raising her three girls became Kim's inspiration, motivation, and mission in life.  Working with her brother, Dana, she became an optician and was very proud of her skill.  This skill afforded her the ability to provide her daughters with a happy and memorable childhood.

 Kim is survived by her daughters, son-in-laws, and grandson; Sara and Chris Cooper,  Mary and Drew Mensack, and Rachael Akers and her son, Alex Budd.  Giving Sara and Mary away in marriage and coaching her daughter Rachael as she became a grandmother, Kim was an integral part of her girls' lives.

Kim is survived by her husband's family whom she always considered as her own; Kathy and her husband Tom Heinz, Becky and her husband Jose Luis, and Greg Akers and his wife Heather.  Kim is also survived by her close friend Joe Talley whom she loved and cherished very much.

Diagnosed with terminal lung disease in 2008, she lived each day as an example of strength and courage to all who knew her.  As she passed into the arms of her Lord to be with her husband and parents, her family is at peace after her brave fight.

The family asks all who wish to celebrate Kim's life to join them in her Memorial Service on January 29th starting at 5 p.m. with a service at 6 p.m. at the Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt 10), Dover, DE.     

Letters of condolence may be sent, and guestbook signed at torbertfuneral.com.