Esther May Akehurst of Wilmington

Esther May Akehurst, 94, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Sept. 6, , at her residence. She was the wife o  James E. Akehurst Sr., with whom she shared 66 years of marriage.

Born in Rosedale, she was the daughter of the late Paul Neide and the late Ella Kruss Neide.

She was a homemaker and she enjoyed doing crafts, gardening, watching TV and being with her family and friends.  Mrs. Akehurst attended the Church of the Brethren in Wilmington, DE.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, James E. Akehurst, Jr. (Angela Knight) of Newark, and John P. Akehurst of West Chester; two daughters, Linda L. Riley ( William) of Wilmington, and Della M. Akehurst of Pottsgrove; one brother, Robert Neide of Coatesville, and one granddaughter, Amanda Akehurst.

She was predeceased by eight brothers and three sisters.

Her Graveside service will be held at 1:00 on Friday afternoon, September 25, 2020, at the Longwood Cemetery, 945 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804

Arrangement by the Kuzo Funeral home, Kennett Square, PA.

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