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Kathleen A. Ackley

August 17, 1933 — June 15, 2022

East Liberty

 

Kathleen A. Ackley, 88, of East Liberty, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Green Hills Center in West Liberty.

A 1950 graduate of Pleasant High School in Marion, she went to work for a few years at Marion Power Shovel. Most of her life she was a homemaker and true farmer’s wife, she had a strong work ethic and never hesitated to step up and help in the barn if Bob was working late in the fields. She was affectionately known to be a “little” set in her ways and was an excellent cook, especially with desserts. She enjoyed crocheting, reading romance novels, going shopping, shopping on QVC and watching The Price is Right, the Cincinnati Reds and O.S.U. Basketball. She also enjoyed going to cow sales with Bob, attending the state fair to watch the cow shows and her favorite treats from McDonald’s and KFC. Most of all, she loved her many dogs over the years, especially her Chihuahuas, Bulldog and pure bred German Shepherds.

Born August 17, 1933 in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Helen (Landon) Almendinger. After meeting at a square dance at the Richwood Fair, she married her husband of nearly 61 years, Robert G. Ackley and he preceded her in death on October 4, 2016. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Almendinger and her brothers-in-law, Albert and Halley “Merle” Ackley.

She is survived by a daughter, Janice (Brian) Atterholt of DeGraff; a son, Jay (Kristy) Ackley of East Liberty; grandchildren, Kris Ackley of East Liberty, Kyle (Morganne) Ackley of East Liberty, Dylan (Amanda) Atterholt of DeGraff and Paige (Jacob) Donofrio of Tiffin; great grandchildren, Flint Atterholt and Kinnley and Maddux Ackley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dianne Almendinger of Delaware, Dave (Phyllis) Ackley of West Liberty, Shirley Applegate of Marysville and Rebecca Ackley of Zanesfield; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield. Pastor Kathy Reiff will officiate and burial will follow in the East Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Monday, June 20, 2022 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Logan County Dairy Association Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, June 20, 2022

4:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel

222 W Center Street, West Mansfield, OH 43358

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel

222 W Center Street, West Mansfield, OH 43358

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Burial

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

East Liberty Cemetery

C.R. 10, East Liberty, OH 43319

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