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Norma Jayne Markley, 81, Decatur, passed away at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her residence.
Norma was born Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1932, in Grant County the daughter of the late Forrest E. and Gainess (Baker) Brown. She married James N. Markley Feb. 24, 1951, in First United Methodist Church, Decatur; he survives.
Norma graduated from Decatur High School in 1950 and was active in the class reunion organization. She retired from Nowak's Hallmark Store in Decatur and had previously been employed by CTS in Berne.
Surviving are a son, Steven A. Markley of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Valerie P. Markley of Fort Wayne and Lynn E. (Wayne) Funk of Garrett; eight grandchildren, Christopher Markley, Kevin Markley, Kathy Moore, Craig Markley, Rebecca Funk, Andrea Funk, Erica Markley and Peter Markley; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Norma in death was a son, Scott J. Markley in 2001.
Private family services will be held.
Preferred memorials are to A.C.C.F. - Cancer Fund or Family LifeCare Hospice in Berne.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by