A photo of Ila Marie (Akers) Cecil

Ila Marie (Akers) Cecil

April 14, 1927 - January 2, 2022

Ila Marie (Akers) Cecil, age 94, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Born in Arista, WV, on April 14, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Wiley Wesley and Lois Rose (Elvy) Akers. Ila was married in 1950 and cherished the ability to work as a homemaker, raising their three children. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, needlepoint, and sharing her crafts with her family.

In addition to her parents, Ila is preceded in death by four brothers and two grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Robert Lloyd Cecil; children, Barbara A. Cooke, Robert D. Cecil, Sr. (Margaret), and Sandra K. Sheats; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

All services will be held privately.  

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9 Condolences for Ila Marie (Akers) Cecil

  • Sending prayers and love to family. She was a beautiful lady and will be deeply missed.

  • May she rest peacefully in the arms of our dear Lord and Creator. Praying family and friends find peace and remembrance in joy. Sending love and light.

  • I know how much this hurts. There is nothing I can say to make it better. Just know we are all praying for you.

  • So sorry for your loss. Never easy when a loved on passes Lee

  • Ila was a beautiful lady who attended the Bible Study at the MOT Senior where I met her. We’ve missed her since Covid started and she wasn’t able to attend. She was missed at “our” lunch table also. Rest in peace, Ila.

  • My prayers and condolences for family during this difficult time 🙏

  • I remember Mrs Cecil as one of the neighborhood mom’s, all moms in Fairwinds helped keep an eye on the children in the neighborhood. I have good childhood memories living in such a caring neighborhood and your family is a big part of that. Praying for all of you ❤️

  • Dear Mr. Cecil, Barb, Danny, Sandy and Family – Sending prayers and love to all of you for comfort and peace. Fond memories of Mrs. Cecil – always respected her homemaking skills, “no nonsense” but kind ways, and gentle laugh (Barb, your laugh sounds just like her). When I was a teenager, she and I went to and enjoyed a couple classes together – one on furniture refinishing and one on cathedral window quilting (we each made a pillow). What a blessing to be intertwined with the Cecil family. Our heavenly reunion grows sweeter.

  • I am so sorry – I just heard you had a service for Ila today and I missed it. I realize it was private but I had wanted to express the Senior Center’s condolences. We loved her here and miss her terribly.