Helen Pearl (Boyd) Markley

July 21, 1921 ~ June 13, 2019 (age 97)


Helen Pearl Markley, 97 of Ashland and formerly of

Chillicothe died Thursday June 13, 2019 at

University Hospital Samaritan Medical Center.

She was born July 21, 1921 in Ashland the daughter of

Willard and Belle Weygandt Boyd.

On April 20, 1945 she married Howard Markley, who preceded

her in death on April 28, 2012.

She graduated from Ashland College and worked 25 years for Richland County Children’s Service

where she was a caseworker.

In 1979 she and her husband moved to Ross County, where she served in community organizations as

Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Juvenile Court Committe and Habitat for Humanity.

She is a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Chillicothe .

She was always active in the Lutheran Church, not only in her local congregation but had served on

boards and committees on district levels.

She is survived by two nieces, Beverly (Jim) Evans and Sherry (Jeff) Cochran, a nephew, Ted (Sharon)

Sours and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2:00 Tuesday June 18, 2019 at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville with Pastor

Dean Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Jeromesville Cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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June 18, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fickes Funeral Home
84 North High Street
Jeromesville, OH 44840

Funeral Service
June 18, 2019

2:00 PM
Fickes Funeral Home
84 North High Street
Jeromesville, OH 44840

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