Mary Louise Ackerman, 78, died Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Good Samaritan Health Care Center.
She was born in Cass County, Michigan on March 26, 1934 to Harold F. and Dorothy G. (Shears) Moran. She attended school in Michigan and Nebraska graduating from Alliance High School in 1952. On March 1, 1957 she was united in marriage to Leon C. Ackerman. She loved her family, her friends and all animals.
Her survivors include her husband, Leon; her daughter and her family, Sue and husband Gary Talkington of Harrisburg, NE and grandsons, Eric, Christopher, Kole and Jaymes, and great-grandson, Tristan; her sons, Robert of Alliance, and Allan and his wife, Lex, of Alliance and grandsons, Tallan and step-grandson, Austin, granddaughter, Allandra, and her granddaughters from her late son, William are Tanya and Myrranda, and great-grandsons, Kayson and Klayton.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, her son, William, her granddaughter, Mynette, an infant sister and an infant daughter.
Graveside services will be Thursday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. at the Alliance Cemetery with Reverend Don Mink officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials in lieu of flowers be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org/tribute.
Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com with Bates-Gould Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.