ACKLEY, SADIE MARIE (KOOISTRA) (Obit)
By Ami July 31, 2001 at 08:18:09
ACKLEY SADIE MARIE (KOOISTRA) On Saturday, July 28, 2001. Sadie Marie (Kooistra) Ackley went to be with the Lord, whom she so faithfully served along side her dearly beloved husband, E.F. (Pete) Ackley, first as a missionary for over 40 years, in the Sudan, Ethiopia, Aden, Liberia and Sierra Leone, then as President of Scofield Missionary Fellowship, as well as special helper to Pete who serves as President of the Philathea Class of Scofield Memorial Church. Sadie was born to William and Margaret Kooistra on September 19, 1927 in Beaverton, Oregon, but grew up in Yakima Washington. She attended BIOLA University where she met her life partner Pete, whom she married December 17, 1948, then one year later sailed for Africa where they served the Lord. Sadie's legacy includes being the most loving Mom to Phil and Marie Ackley (Seattle), Nancy Ruth, Dick & Meg Ackley, Steve & Dolores Ackley and Karen and Paul Kern. She was also the most awesome grandmother, cherished by Michelle, Scott & Rachel Ackley (Scranton, PA), Michael, Rachel, Jenny, and Christy Ruth, Jeff & Kristen Ackley, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Matt, & Ben Ackley and Tyler, Travis and Traci Kern and great grandson, Nolan Ruth, all of the Dallas area. Other survivors include sisters Millie, Jean and Polly, numerous in-laws and countless friends the world over. She is preceded in death by an infant son, George Henry and her parents. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 31 from 6 - 8 pm in the Family Room at Scofield Memorial Church, 7730 Abrams Rd. Memorial service - Friday, August 3, 10:00am at Scofield Memorial Church. Burial will be private.