She was born in Hillsville, Va. on April 9, 1926, to the late Eddie Leroy and Malesia Webb Akers. She was a longtime member of Blacksburg Baptist Church
Following her teaching at PHS, she was Extension Home Economist for two years in Carroll County. Then after one year at VPI, working with clothing and home furnishings programs, she completed a Master of Science Degree at Ohio State University where she stayed for 12 years as State Extension Clothing Specialist, working the western and northern sections of the state with Ohio State University as her home base.
In 1968, she married Dr. George Blume, moved to Blacksburg, taught in the clothing departments at Radford University and VPI, and then retired to community activity and doing five-to-ten mile runs. Her voluntary membership in the American Legion Auxiliary allowed her to serve at the local, state, and national positions.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. George Blume; and a brother, Benny Bruce Akers.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at 11 a.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tommy McDearis officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Blacksburg Baptist Church Food Drive, 550 N. Main St., Blacksburg, Va. 24060.