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“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. ...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Dawness Bishop Fank - Janesville, IA

“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...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Becky Bugg - Morris - Burlington, IA

“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...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Liz Linnenbrink - DONNELLSON, IA

“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...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Sharon Walden - Salem, IA

“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...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Kelli Simonson - Phoenix, AZ

“We remember Elizabeth from her childhood, always kind and loving. Elizabeth made her best effort to attend the gatherings for Grandma Littleton's...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Uncle Jack and Aunt Susen - Peru, IL

“Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Lots of love and prayers sent to the family. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Jody Kemp - Crystal Lake, IL

“No words can say how sorry I am about Liz's passing. She was one of a nicest person you could ever meet. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce Young

“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...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: The Alberts Family - Asheville, NC

“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...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Palmer - Fort Madison, IA

“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. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Carri Fountain - Fort Madison, IA


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.