Leila G. Acord, 98, formerly of Topeka and Ozawkie, passed away on Sept. 7, 2011 in Barstow, CA. She was born May 13, 1913 in Topeka, the daughter of Francis E. and Harriet L. Green Basye. Mrs. Acord was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Topeka. She was married to Howard O. Acord on July 17, 1935. He preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 1992. Mrs. Acord was also preceded in death by a daughter, Diane S. Henderson, on July 19, 1988 and a son, Alan Wayne Acord, on Aug. 24, 1950. She is survived by her daughters, Paulette Purdy (Leonard) of Barstow, CA and Cheryl Cress (Tim) of Meriden, KS; nine grandchildren, Dani Carter (Chris) of Bishop, CA, Wade Douglas in California, Brian Wilson, Christopher Wilson, Michael Wilson (Doneen) Wilson, Robin Bell (Kurt), Tracey Henderson (Jerika), Don Beatty and John Beatty, all of Topeka; six great-grandchildren, Johnny Bell (Stacy), Alan Beatty, Paige Wilson, Jenna Wilson, Rhianna Carter, and Vincent Henderson; one great-great-grandson, Brady Bell; six step-grandchildren and numerous step-great-grandchildren; Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 1110 NE Michigan in Topeka. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Helping Hands Humane Society or to Topeka Rescue Mission in care of Davidson Funeral Home. To leave a message for the family, please visit davidsonfuneral.com. Leila G. Acord
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Sept. 11, 2011