Barbara C. Markey, 94

Barbara C. Markey, born in Ft. Wayne July 26, 1926, died January 8, 2021, in Marion, Indiana. She lived and worked most of her life in Ft. Wayne.

She worked very hard all of her life. She spent 30 years working at Keys Lane Bowling Alley and 32 years working at Keltsch Pharmacy of Ft. Wayne while still caring for her family. Each Sunday she attended St. John’s Lutheran Church.

After retiring, she lived with her daughter, Patricia, near Hamilton, Indiana. She then moved to live with her daughter, Susan Rickner, of Marion. She resided there for the last twenty years of her life. She loved working in the garden and tidying the lawn. She enjoyed her cat, which she treated like a baby while holding and rocking him. She died with her faith still strong in Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. She loved the old gospel hymns and especially enjoyed watching Adrian Rogers as he taught the scriptures on YouTube. She was a very special lady – it seemed that everyone who knew her loved her. She passed peacefully in her sleep.

She was preceded in death by her late husband of more than 50 years, Marshall Markey, and three of her children; Paul, of Omaha, Nebraska, Charles, of Florida and Patricia, of Hamilton. She is survived by her children: Will of Alaska, Alan of Ft. Wayne and Susan (John) Rickner of Marion, Indiana. She is also survived by one grandchild, Alexandrea Markey, of Omaha, Nebraskra.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Krill Funeral Home, 204 West Indiana Street, in Edon, Ohio, on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 1:30 pm. With John Rickner and Andy Rickner officiating.

Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, the family will receive friends while observing social distancing precautions. The family requests visitors use masks in accordance with state mandates. Anyone showing any symptoms of illness is asked to please share condolences by a phone call, email, text message, or leaving a condolence at the funeral home website.

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