November 21, 2020
Thelma (Kennett) Markley, age 96, formerly of Highland, IN and New Lenox, IL, passed away at Lantern Crest Senior Living in Santee, CA on November 21, 2020. After a private service, Mrs. Markley was laid to rest at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN.
Born on April 14, 1924 in Parma, MO, Mrs. Markley, who worked at Rand McNally Corporation, Hammond, IN for 26 years before retiring in 1980, is survived by sons Glenn (Shirley) Gray, Sierra Vista, AZ; Scott (Nada) Markley, Lakeside, CA; daughter-in-law Diane (late Robert) Markley, Highland, IN; grandchildren Scott Markley, Chicago, Illinois; Ryan (Sandra) Markley, Peach Tree City, GA; step-granddaughter Nicole Markley, Valparaiso, IN; great-grandchildren Alexa and John Patrick Markley, Peach Tree City, GA; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Markley was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ray Markley; daughter, Bonnie Gray; son, Officer Robert Markley (Highland Police Department); parents, Addie and Grover Kennett; brothers, Garold (Beulah) Roadman; Grover (Jean) Kennett; and sisters, Rene (George) Moore; Opal (Adolph) Anderson; and Donna (Paul) Cantrell.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 122, P.O. Box 1743, Highland, Indiana 46322.
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