Zona “Jackie” Belle Akemon, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Hazard ARH medical center.
She was born on May 6, 1923 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Charles and Mary Shepherd, and was also preceded in death by her husband, John Akemon, and a host of brothers and sisters.
She is survived by sons John Akemon III of Barwick, Charles Akemon and wife Linda of Tennessee, Dwight Akemon and wife Janet of Georgia; daughter Agnes Darland and husband Jeff of Florida; brother Dale Shepherd of Kansas; sister Ruby Kentfield of Nebraska; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; special grandchildren Brandon and Jonathan Akemon; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 2 with Jeff Lambert officiating at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard. Burial was at the Akemon Family Cemetery located at Barwick.