OBITUARY

Elizabeth "Betty" Markalinski

February 7, 1930June 17, 2014

Elizabeth “Betty” Markalinski passed away in peace surrounded by her family on June 17, 2014 at the age of 84, and is now in the loving arms of our dear Lord, Jesus Christ. She was born on February 7, 1930 in Detroit, MI to Joseph and Leona Thompson and then moved to Dayton, Ohio for 14 years before moving to Cape Coral, FL in 1977. Betty was a loving and loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. She is survived by Francis “Marty”, her wonderful husband of 64 years; their children, Lee Ann Barker (Gary Nichting) and Martin (Kathleen) Markalinski, both of Cape Coral, FL; three grandsons, Matthew Barker of San Diego, CA, Daniel Barker of Cape Coral and Benjamin Barker of Orlando, FL; five great-grandchildren Camila, Lucas, Owen, Johnny and Sarah; as well as her brother and sister-in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and many loving friends. She worked most of her life in the retail industry, then finally retired and learned how to play golf, but her first love was BINGO. She loved attending her church, St. Therese Parrish, where she always had a front row seat. Her life has left us with heartfelt memories that will be held dear in our hearts forever. Be at peace and pain free, may you have on the most beautiful dancing shoes ever! The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6 to 8pm at Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, 1630 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am Friday, June 20th at St. Therese Parrish, 20115 Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family. Arrangements under the direction of Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 19, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 20, 2014
  • Entombment Friday, June 20, 2014
REMEMBERING

Elizabeth "Betty" Markalinski

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Barbara/Jack Aldrich

June 21, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful wife, Betty...Mother and Grandmother. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

June 21, 2014

The few times I had the pleasure of spending time with her and her husband were so enjoyable... What a gracious lady we lost... Thoughts and prayers are with you all..big hug! Bambi

Connie Hand

June 20, 2014

We had the opportunity to meet this Beautiful and Graceful Lady. We are richly Blessed. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family during this time of loss.

Ginny wallace

June 20, 2014

I am so fortunate to have had Betty as my Red Hat friend. All of her sistersin the Purple Herons were fortunate to have known her and loved her, and been loved in return. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

June 19, 2014

We loved Aunt Betty very much. We will miss her dearly. But the memories we have with all the times we visited we will cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We wish we could have been there to be with you at this time. Now she can play Bingo and Slots whenever she wants! Love you all. With love, Rob, Lisa, Ashlie and Britni

Erich & Joanne Komdat Jr

June 19, 2014

Marty,
We are sorry to hear of your loss Betty. May she rest in peace.

June 19, 2014

Betty was a dear person and I loved playing Mah Jongg with her - she was such fun. I will miss her. Sincere sympathy and prayers to Marty and family.
Audrey & Larn Kent

June 19, 2014

Bob and Bev Richardson, We remember the good times we had with you guys.I'm sure Betty is looking down us. Love Bob and Bev

Gary Engel

June 19, 2014

Betty was a sweet woman. I am sure she is in a better place now. I will miss her. My sympathy and thoughts are with her family.

FROM THE FAMILY