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Legislation #: 900860 Introduction Date: 12/27/1990
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 12/27/1990
Sponsor: None
Title: Expressing condolences on the death of Angie Aker.

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Expressing condolences on the death of Angie Aker.


WHEREAS, Angie Aker who passed away December 22, 1990, devoted herself to the betterment of society through her dedication to the alleviation of disease, suffering and social problems; and


WHEREAS, Mrs. Aker founded the Kansas City Chapter for Sickle Cell Disease, Inc. in 1976 and served as chairman of its Board of Directors and executive director; and


WHEREAS, Mrs. Aker was also a member of the Mid-America Commission on Aging, the Missouri Commission on Aging, the Missouri Silver-Haired Legislature and twice was a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging; and


WHEREAS, Mrs. Aker was a charter member of the Gray Panthers and founded the local chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons in Kansas City and was named Woman of the Year for a seven state area in 1975 and served on the Board of Directors of Truman Medical Center and the Mid-American Regional Council; and


WHEREAS, Mrs. Aker's tireless efforts on behalf of those suffering from sickle cell anemia helped lead to sickle cell testing of all infants born in Missouri; and


WHEREAS, Mrs. Aker will be long remembered for her caring, her determination, her dedication to the community and her service to others; NOW, THEREFORE,




That the Mayor and Council hereby express their heartfelt condolences to the family of Angie Aker and, along with the entire community, mourn the passing of a dedicated and caring individual.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be given to her two sons, Jimmie Collier and John Collier, her four daughters, Margaret S. Hall, Kaycee Moore-Jones, Angie R. Collier and Frances D. Collier, and to her sisters H. Maude Broadway and Mae Nell Nixon in token of the deep and sincere sympathy of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City.