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Homer-Janet L. Markel, 82, of Homer passed away at 2:35pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.
Memorial service will be 1pm Friday, June 30 at Kirby Funeral Home, 708 S. Main Street, Homer.Pastor Robin King will officiate.Visitation will be from 12-1pm prior to the service.Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola.Cremation rites have been accorded.
Janet was born November 14, 1934 in Champaign, the daughter of Chet and Edith Grigsby Hickle.She married William Markel Sr. on January 14, 1953.They were married over 60 years until his passing on May 14, 2016.
Survivors include 3 sons, Bill (Joni) Markel, Jeff Markel, and Darrin (Shari) Markel; grandchildren Lindsey (Larry) Gates-Markel, Hannah (Eric) Johnson, Rachel Markel, Mitchell Markel, Ashley Markel, and Austin Markel; great grandson Sydney Davis; and sister Carol Christian of Longview.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Brandon Markel.
Janet was a member of Countryside Methodist Church in Sidney and Antiquarians Club.She worked at Homer Elevator, Lenhart Auction and Bergners.Her hobbies included camping, travel, and spending time with family and friends.She enjoyed snowmobiling in Michigan.
Memorials can be made to Homer Fire and Rescue or Woodlawn Cemetery.
Published on June 28, 2017
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