Markley, Arthur

Arthur Markley, 84, of Lyons, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at Lake Park Comfort Care Unit in Sylvania, Ohio.

He was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Wauseon, Ohio, the son of Floyd and Gladys (Wolcott) Markley.  On Sept. 22, 1948, in Seward, Ohio, he married Annabell Ort and she survives.

Arthur graduated from Lyons High School with the class of 1942.  He joined the U.S. Army  in January 1943 and served  until April 1946 during  World War II.

He was employed at Tecumseh Products and retired in 1982 after 30 years of service.  He enjoyed gardening and camping and was a member of the Lyons VFW and the Lytton Fox Hunters Club.

Besides his wife, Arthur is survived by two daughters, Julie Fenicle of Lyons and Nancy (and Jeff) Richards of Wauseon; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Markley of Delta, Ohio; three grandchildren, Bill Fenicle of Lyons, Jeff (and Michele) Fenicle of Petersburg, Va., and Jake Richards of Wauseon; and four sisters, Betty Sutton of Morenci, Mich., Phylis Mull of Toledo, Ohio, Joan (and Charles) Krause of Burlington, Wis., and Nina Markley of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ralph “Gene” Markley; a son-in-law, George R. Fenicle; and a sister, Grace Smith.

Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.  A private funeral will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lyons Royalton Fire Department and to the Lake Park Comfort Care Unit.