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Josephine (nee (Bailey) Markel

Obituary for Josephine (nee (Bailey) Markel

June 15, 1917 - February 8, 2021
Elyria, Ohio | Age 103

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister


Josephine L. Markel (nee Bailey), 103 of Elyria, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, February 8, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born June 15, 1917 in Elyria.
Josephine graduated from Elyria High School, class of 1935. She was a secretary for 20 years with Schwind and Son Picture Framing in Grafton. She played the piano for over 30 years for Wesleyan Church in Elyria and was a driver for seniors with the Lorain County Office on Aging RSVP. She loved the piano, computer solitaire, crossword puzzles, going out to eat, attending church functions, riding a motorcycle at age 99, and family get togethers. She was well loved by many and known for her loving nature.
Mrs. Markel is survived by her daughter, Sandra Mason (late Don Mason) of Elyria; grandchildren, Cassie Bird (Jason), Robert A. Mason, and Roberta Alberty (Richard), all of Elyria, seven great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Bailey (June) of Elyria and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Markel; son-in-law, Donald Mason; great-granddaughter, Soliel Bird; parents, Arthur and Ida Pearl Bailey.
Memorial contributions can be forwarded to New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, Ohio 44053.
A Memorial Gathering will be 2-4pm Sunday, February 14 at Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria. A Celebration of Life will begin at 4pm. Reverend Troy Smith, of Pilgrim United Church of Christ, will officiate. A private graveside service will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Elyria.

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