Allie Velma Markle, 103, of West Newton passed away peacefully in her sleep August 12th, the date of her wedding anniversary. Allie is reunited in heaven with her husband, Harry H. Markle, daughter Kathryn, and son Harry Shepard. Born July 11, 1917 to Peola Shepard and Ola (Hudspeth) Markle, she lived her entire life in West Newton. During her life she enjoyed sporting events of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, bingo, casinos, traveling, and watching the Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins. She was known for her delicious pies, mouth-watering nut rolls, and “Allie” buns. She was employed as a cook at various restaurants and retired from G.C. Murphy Company in Greensburg in 1986 when the restaurant closed. Her pride and joy were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers Vernon ”Bus”, Glenn, Clyde, Wayne, and Alvin “Creamy” and sisters Anne Lassalle, Betty Keck, Alberta Mauk, and Ola Smouse Lute. Living to keep her memory alive are her sons, Glenn, wife Toniann, and John, wife Sandy, and daughters Ruth Ann Lander and Patricia, husband Arthur Harvey; her grandchildren, Arthur Harvey, Jr. and fiancée Stephanie, Timothy Harvey (Megan), Carl Lander III and wife Molly, Lydia Miller and husband Ed, Eric, Ross, and Troy Markle, and Kelly Blewett and husband Ken; her great-grandchildren, Allie, Sarah, Courtney, and Lucas Harvey, Kaitlyn and Callan Miller, and William, Caroline, and Emily Blewett; and a sister, Evelyn Bobbs. Due to the pandemic, services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to the J. William McCauley Jr. Funeral Home, West Newton. Condolences may be left at http://www.mccauleyfuneralhomes.com
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