OBITUARY

Martha Jane Merkle

August 29, 1942January 21, 2019
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Martha Jane Merkle age 76, of Versailles passed away at 7:21 AM on Monday, January 21, 2019, at Versailles Healthcare Center. Martha was born August 29, 1942, in Zanesville, Ohio, to the late Clyde Graves & Irene (Egbert) Graves. In addition to her parents, Martha was also preceded in death by a son, Clyde David Merkle; brother, David Graves; and a brother-in-law, Dean Bales. Martha is survived by her husband, Harley Merkle ; children, Mickey & John Hage of Anchorage, Alaska, Mary Garcia & Rick Davis of Anchorage, Alaska, Theresa & Dan Michaels of Russia, Ohio, Greg & Rose Merkle of Woodlawn, Tennessee, Christine & Wes Harvey of Springfield, Oregon, Beth & Kevin Fulton of Versailles, Ohio, and Nancy Merkle of Lima, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; best friend, Elaine Peck of Versailles, Ohio; brother & sister-in-law, Butch & Judy Graves of Dresden, Ohio; sister, Patty Bales of Dresden, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Martha retired from Versailles Schools where she was a school bus driver for over 35 years. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 28, 2019, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Duell officiating. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles EMS or Versailles Healthcare Center Physical Therapy Department.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 28, 2019
REMEMBERING

Martha Jane Merkle

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Nancy Merkle

January 25, 2019

Stacy Grisez

January 24, 2019

Beth & Kevin,

The kids & I extend our deepest sympathy to your family. Prayers that wonderful memories of your mother will help bring you comfort in the days ahead.

With Sincere Sypmathy - Stacy, Noah & Hannah

Andrea Haines-Brock

January 24, 2019

Mama Merkle was my bus driver all through my school years. She had more patients than anyone I know. She would sit and honk the horn for me 4 outta 5 days a week because I was NEVER on time!! She had a heart of gold!! Rest in paradise mama Merkle!

Peggy Jones

January 22, 2019

Martha was a Wonderful Lady! Always ready to help if we needed her! I learned so much from her about crocheting! Always A Smile and A Heart of Gold!
Thank You Martha for becoming My Friend, I will Never forget you! You will Be Very Sadly Missed😢
Rest In Peace, My Dear Friend♥️

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