Harriett Akin Dies
Harriett Wilma Akin died December 18, 2020, from COVID-19. She was a resident at Diversicare of Council Grove.
She was born to Harry William Walker and Bertha Rosella Borkert October 18, 1929, on a farm in Morris County. She had six siblings. She has a surviving brother, Chester Walker (Betty) of Burlingame.
Preceding her in death were her parents, brother Leo Walker (Thelma), sisters Izetta Coover (Raymond), Loretta Johnson (Frank), Alberta Daniels (Jack), Irene Curry (Rex), and grandson Jesse Peterson.
She married Lorne Buchman and from this union had three sons, Leroy Buchman of Council Grove, Kenneth Buchman of Council Grove, and Dennis (Shari) Buchman of Wilsey. She had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Harriett was a lifetime resident of Council Grove, was a homemaker, and later a clerk for Bretz Store for the late Calvin and Eunice Hunter. The latter years and until retirement she was the curator of the Kaw Mission Museum. She loved giving tours of the museum and had a lot of knowledge of the history of the Kaw Indians. She loved Washunga Days!
Her enjoyment was polka and square dancing. She loved spending time with her family and made several long excursions in her motorhome. She made many trips to Idaho to visit with her sisters and their families.
Cremation is planned. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.