Debra Akins | The Prairie Press

Debra Jean Akins, 67, of Paris and formerly of Olney, died at Twin Lakes Rehab and Health Care on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 7:45 a.m. She was a devoted homemaker and had also worked as a family doctor.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney. The visit will take place at the Templeton Funeral Home on Monday 2 January from 5pm to 7pm.

Mrs. Akins was born in Olney on May 19, 1955 to Raymond Keith and Marlene (Griggs) Berry. She married Jack R. Akins in Paris on March 15, 1981, and he survives.

Other survivors include her mother, Marlene Berry of Olney; two children, Christopher Akins and Carmen (Nick) McConchie, both from Paris; a brother, Tim Berry of Olney; and two sisters, Judy Propst and Marla Weatherford, both from Olney.

Her father, Keith Berry, preceded her in death; and a brother, Vince Berry.

Mrs. Akins will be remembered as a loving and caring person who loved spending time with her family.

Memorial donations can be made to Twin Lakes Rehab & Health Care.

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