Elizabeth Ann Horsey Ackerson

  • Born: June 9, 1970
  • Died: January 21, 2015
  • Location: Farmington, Iowa

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Donnellson, IA 52625

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Elizabeth Ann Horsey Ackerson, 44, of rural Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City.

Born June 9, 1970 in Keokuk, Iowa the daughter of James Harold and Mary Nell (Littleton) Horsey. On February 25, 1999 she married Kevin Todd Ackerson in Fort Madison, Iowa. Their marriage was blessed before God on February 12, 2006 in Argyle, Iowa. He preceded her in death on March 16, 2006.

Survivors include her seven children Alex Simonson of Phoenix, Arizona, Nathan Simonson of Keokuk, Hannah Ackerson of Burlington, Casey Ackerson of Burlington, Caleb Ackerson, Kelby Ackerson and Emma Ackerson all of at home, two sisters Melodie (Don) Clifford of Fort Madison and Renee (Jake) Blint of Wever, two brothers John (Yvonne) Wilkins of Fort Madison and Jeff (Diana) Horsey of Farmington, special friend Joe Ragar of Farmington and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Kevin.

Elizabeth was a 1988 graduate of Central Lee High School. She then attended Robert Morris College. She had worked at Hopkirk & Feightner Insurance Agency, Fort Madison Bank & Trust and Wal-Mart. Elizabeth was a member of the Argyle Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed reading, dancing, singing, camping, fishing, sketching and drawing.

Friends may call and meet with the family from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the Argyle Presbyterian Church in Argyle, Iowa.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 at the Argyle Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bill Willis officiating.

Burial will be at the Argyle Memorial Gardens in rural Argyle, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her memory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneral home.com The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sad! Liz and I haven't spoken since high school as our lives went different directions. My heart breaks as I remember my childhood friend. She was one of the few to befriend me when I moved to southern Iowa in the 6th grade. I have very fond memories of our time together at her home as children playing by her creek, in her barn and sleeping over. We were best friends for a year untiil Jr. high where we made new friends. One year doesn't seem like much, but for me as a child her friendship reached deep into my heart causing me to mourn deeply for her now.

I just heard of her passing today. I would have wanted to be there to honor her.

I pray for God's comfort to embrace and comfort you as only He can!

Posted by Dawness Bishop Fank - Janesville, IA - Childhood Friend   March 06, 2015

So sorry I couldn't make it to the service. Liz will be greatly missed my prayers are with the family and friends today as they lay a great lady to rest.

Posted by Becky Bugg - Morris - Burlington, IA - Grade school friend   January 27, 2015

I am so saddened to hear of Liz's passing! She was always a happy, loving person with lots of energy! My prayers go out to her family and especially her children during this tragic time.

Posted by Liz Linnenbrink - DONNELLSON, IA   January 26, 2015


I am so heart broken with the passing of Liz. I remember all of the times she was at my house with Holly. What those two got into!! She will be greatly missed by her family and so many friends. Heaven has a very special lady now. Liz you are greatly missed. Thank you for the memories.

Posted by Sharon Walden - Salem, IA   January 24, 2015

Oh how Liz will be missed by so many people. I remember so many fun family gatherings that we had so many years ago. Liz was such a loving person and tried so very hard at anything and everything that she ever took on in her life. She was a real go-getter. Her heart was always in the right place and now she is in a better place. Rest in peace my sweet lady and I pray that her siblings and children find some peace and comfort.

Love always - Kelli Simonson

Posted by Kelli Simonson - Phoenix, AZ - ex-sister in law and friend   January 24, 2015

We remember Elizabeth from her childhood, always kind and loving. Elizabeth made her best effort to attend the gatherings for Grandma Littleton's birthday and other family occasions. Her suffering has ended, and heaven is a better place with Elizabeth there. Our prayers are with all of you, especially Elizabeth's children, who will miss her loving guidance. All Our Love, Uncle Jack and Aunt Susan

Posted by Uncle Jack and Aunt Susen - Peru, IL   January 23, 2015

Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Lots of love and prayers sent to the family.

Posted by Jody Kemp - Crystal Lake, IL - friend   January 23, 2015

No words can say how sorry I am about Liz's passing. She was one of a nicest person you could ever meet.

Posted by Joyce Young    January 23, 2015

Heaven is a better place with Elizabeth in it. Our prayers are with you and your family. You loved your children and family so very much. Our love and prayers are with you all.

Posted by The Alberts Family - Asheville, NC - Family   January 23, 2015


My heart & prayers go out to Liz's family, she was a sweet & generous person, may your memories sustain you through this difficult time. RIP sweet girl

Posted by Barbara Palmer - Fort Madison, IA - co worker   January 22, 2015


Liz's smile will be greatly missed, she had a way of lighting up a room. Thoughts and prayers to her family in this difficult time.

Posted by Carri Fountain - Fort Madison, IA - Friend   January 22, 2015