Martha M. (Overand) Markle, 98, of West Newton, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She was born August 31, 1921, in Fellsburg to the late Edgar and Martha Overand. She was a lifelong resident of West Newton and a member of the West Newton First Baptist Church. Martha enjoyed gardening and baking, and most of all spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Markle; a son, William J. Markle; two brothers, Harold and Carl Overand; and three sisters, Clara Overand, Betty Filbern, and Thelma Higgins. She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Jeffrey A. and Janice Markle of West Newton, and Larry E. and Sharon Markle of Collinsburg; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Markle of West Newton; one brother, Wayne Overand of Smithton; grandchildren, Jennifer Berich, David Markle, Daniel Markle, Ryan Markle, and Lauren Reeves; great grandchildren, Tim Berich, Katie Berich, Sydney Markle and Jade Reeves; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to also extend their heartfelt thanks to Stephanie and the entire staff at TLC Adult Care Center in West Newton, as well as Promise Hospice for the exceptional care that she received during her long and tireless battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 pm Thursday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine St. West Newton, where a Funeral Service will be held at 11 am Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be left at http://www.mccauleyfuneralhomes.com
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