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Cecil F. Markley

October 2, 1913 — October 6, 2000

Cecil F. Markley, longtime respected Deacon in the Plymouth Church of the Brethren, has died.

Cecil, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Village in North Manchester for the past three years,  died of heart failure at 11:06 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2000, in Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, where he had been a patient for nine days.  Cecil was 86 years old.

Born in Argos, the son of Harvey S. and Bessie Rohrer Markley on October 23, 1913, Cecil graduated from Lincoln High School in 1931.

On May 29, 1937, in Plymouth, at the home of her parents, Cecil and Rowena M. Compton, became husband and wife.

In 1938 he began working at South Bend Range, retiring in 1976 after 38 years in production.

Cecil loved sports of all kinds.  He was a good softball player and a mainstay of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren League team.

A lifetime member of the church, he served as a Deacon for sixty-one years.  He sang and at times was Director of the church choir for thirty years and was a member of the Home Builders Sunday School class.

Cecil is survived by his wife of sixty-three years and their son, Donald W. and Connie Markley of Plainwell, Michigan.  Two grandchildren, Krista R. Markley, Grand Rapids, Michigan and Kurtis A. Markley of Phoenix Arizona, survive as well, together with Lloyd Markey, a brother, of Coolville, Ohio.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive including Don and Mary Aker of Plymouth.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Ruth Aker.

Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2000, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, October 9, 2000, in the Plymouth Church of the Brethren where funeral services, conducted by Pastor David Kerkove, will be held at 11 a.m.

Burial will be in the New Oakhill Mausoleum, Plymouth.

Memorials in Cecil’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Plymouth Church of the Brethren.
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