Agnes Ndungwa Akinyemi (Muthiani) passed away on June 15, 2021, at the ICU of the Franklin Square Hospital, White Marsh, MD. She was the consummate wife of Dr.John Ayoola Akinyemi. Her survivors include a daughter, Adedoyin Akinyemi, an RN, a son, Olutobi Omosola Akinyemi, son in-law, Randy (Skip) Skipper, and grandsons Isaiah Olutobi Akinyemi Joshua Demetrius Skipper, Randy Skipper II, and Maleek Skipper, and her beloved nieces, Kakekje Musau of Aurora, II., Katunge Musau, of Chicago, II., Mbete Knoll Musau of Alpharetta, GA, Mutheo Kavuu of IL, sister-in-law Salome Muthiani of Blane, MN, and beloved nieces Michelle Muthiani, Mirabelle Muthiani and Amy Muthiani. Her additional survivors also include a whole host of other nephews and nieces. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, music, and yes football!! Agnes was born on December 20, 1944 in Machakos, Kenya. She came to America at the age of 15. She was one of a few selected young Kenyans brought to America through a program of educating youths from developing countries sponsored by the then president, John F. Kennedy Agnes completed two years of study at the Mather School in Beaufort, SC before transferring to Madonna High School in Aurora, IL. From there she gained admission to Aurora College. Aurora, IL in 1964. It was there she met her future beloved husband, John, a sophomore. Agnes earned her BS degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 1968. She then trained as a Clinical Pathologist at the Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora, IL for one year before going to the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. She worked as a Clinical Pathologist until seeking admission into Howard University Graduate School, College of Medicine, where she obtained her Master's degree in Microbiology in 1972. Agnes completed her course work and research thesis toward obtaining her PhD from the University of Maryland from 1974 to 1976. She and Dr.John Akinyemi got married in August 1971 in Washington DC. Agnes and her husband had enjoyed a super blessed marital relationship that lasted slightly short of 50 years! Praise The Lord!!! Agnes was predeceased by her father, Andelea Muthiani, her mother Ndilili, her oldest sister Kaluki, and brothers Wambua, Joseph, Ndeti, Sila, and younger brothers Maingi and Mutine Muthiani.
May her soul rest in peace.
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