Mary Carol Ackerson, 71, of Liberty, MO, peacefully died on April 19, 2011. Funeral services will be April 22 at 12:00 p.m. at Heartland Church of Christ, 6120 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City, MO 64157, with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. The family suggests in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the American Cancer Society . Carol was born March 10, 1940 in St. Joseph, MO. She was an active member of Liberty Christian Church. She graduated from Liberty High School in 1958 and went on to get a bachelor's in business from Park University in 1990. In her earlier years she worked as a receptionist for Dr. Willoughby and then Dr. Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Mary Alice Raymond; brother, Harvey Raymond, Jr., and her husband Fred Ackerson. She is survived by her daughter Cindy Barchers, daughter and son in law Elizabeth and Mike Hite, son Clay Smith; grandchildren Melissa Barchers and Matthew Barchers, Sarah and Don Ramos, Kelly and Dan Schneikart, Tommy and Shenna Hite, David Hite, Meghan Smith and Sean Smith and great grandchildren Sean, Bryn, Cole and Owen Ramos, Trinity Roberts, Emma, Audrey and Violet Hite. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.dwnwhitechapel.com. (Arr.: White Chapel, 816-452-8419.) D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories.