Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Chalmer F. Marker (September 29, 2015)

Chalmer F. Marker of Greenville, Ohio passed away surrounded by his loving family on September 29, 2015 at 8:20 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center.

He was born September 28, 1924 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late William and Hazel (Shields) Marker. Chalmer grew up on a farm and continued to farm throughout most of his life. He also carried rural mail out of the Union City Post Office and then delivered step vans out of the Union City Body Company for twenty years retiring in 1988. Chalmer also served in the Army during WWII returning as a disabled veteran.

Chalmer was a member of Beamsville Church and for a period of time was a member of Hillgrove Federated Church. At Beamsville he was elected Deacon and served on several committees. He also was a member of Darke County Men for Missions and joined a 15 day work mission near Londrina, Brazil. Chalmer was a member of the American Legion and Life Member of the DAV where he served as chaplain. He was a multi-gallon donor for Community Blood Bank of Dayton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, infant Viola May Marker, Evelyn Irene Coblentz, and Opal Virginia Nixon, all from Greenville. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Lotha Lee Marker (Landers).

He is survived by his wife Janet Kay Marker (Robey), his son Scott (Barbara) of Union City, Ohio and his two daughters Kathy Marker of Union City, Ohio and Angela Marker of Victoria, Texas. Chalmer has three grandsons: Christopher Marker, Jonathan and Aaron Lehnert; two granddaughters: Dana (Dan) Portillo and Kayla Marker; three great grandsons: Cody and Ben Marker, and Matthew Portillo; brothers Richard and Harold (Shirley) Marker and sister Marlene (Ralph) Hartle. He has numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Stelvideo Cemetery with full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com