Obituary - Nettie J. Tottingham/Akeman


Nettie J. Tottingham/Akeman

Nettie Juanita (Nita) Tottingham/Akeman, age 95, daughter of Jess and
Opal (McKinney) Erwin, was born February 18, 1924, at Solo, Mo.
She passed away June 19, 2019, at Houston House, Houston, Mo.
Nita grew up in the Solo community and graduated from Houston High School.
She married Frank Leslie Tottingham on December 27, 1944. After he died in an automobile accident on September 16, 1959, she married Doyle Waid Akeman, November 21, 1962. Doyle died from the effects of a stroke in March of 1998.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Leslie Tottingham and Doyle Akeman; two grandsons, Luke and Ryan; five sisters and three brothers.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald Tottingham (Linda) and Donald Tottingham (Ann); twin daughters, Toot Bay (Jerry) and Boot Bohon (Doug); two step-children, Doyle Waid Akeman II and Cindy Thuer (Chuck); 12 grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 22 step-great-grandchildren.
She was very active in the community, enjoying the activities at the Houston Senior Center, participating in the exercise program and delivering Meals on Wheels. She was always involved with her church, Houston First Free Will Baptist.
Nita left a mark on a multitude of people in her active lifetime. Her goodness, helpfulness and charity are notable.
She was a wonderful mother and friend and will be missed by many who loved her and had grown to appreciate the special lady she was.
Services were Saturday, June 22, at 2:00 p.m. in Evans Funeral Home.
Pastor Danny Delcour officiated. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorials  be made to Houston Senior Center or Ozark Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. On line condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com. The body was cremated following the service.

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