Hip Fracture Causes Death

Mrs. Angeline Markley Dies In Macomb Hospital Monday

Millisia Angeline Markley, 84-year old Adair resident, died at the St. Francis hospital, Macomb, at 1:40 o'clock Monday morning after suffering a fractured hip in a fall late Friday night.

Mrs. Markley attended the Adair horse show and fish fry program Friday night with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Burkholder, with whom she resided, and was getting out of the car at their home when she slipped and suffered the injury. She was taken to the hospital for treatment Saturday. Coroner Wm. T. Yates who conducted an inquiry, said that death was due to the fractured hip and advanced age.

Mrs. Markley was born Feb. 13, 1856, near Browning, the daughter of J. T. and Nancy Whalen Skiles. She was 84 years, 7 months and 10 days old. She was the widow of Charles Markley, who preceded her in death five years ago.

She is survived by the following children: John Markley of New Boston; A. J. Markley, Monmouth; Mrs. Jennie Harris, Browning; Charles Markley, Roseville; Mrs. Lilly Coffman and Mrs. Jessie Sherrill, Burlington, Iowa; Mrs. Alma Burkholder, Adair, and Mrs. Belle Danner of Astoria. Also two sisters, Mrs. Effie Mercer, Vermont, and Vada Shilling of Browning, and one brother, Ernest Skiles of Washington, D. C.

The body was removed to the Horton funeral home in Astoria. Funeral services were held in Astoria at the United Brethren church this afternoon at 1:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L. B. Hondrich of Decatur, and assisted by Rev. Lester E. Pike. Burial in Ridgeville cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 9/25/1940

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