Blanche Markham

Saturday, July 17, 2004

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Blanche N. Markham, 92, of Perryville died Friday, July 16, 2004, at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 28, 1911, at Millersville, daughter of Dennis and Doshia Statler Niswonger. She and Arthur J. Markham were married Aug. 6, 1938. He died Nov. 9, 1991.

Markham retired as a stitcher from Florsheim Shoe Co. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Norma Griner of Perryville; two sisters, Esther Dailey of Murphysboro, Ill., Glenda Green of Perryville; a brother, Floyd Niswonger of Sedgewickville, Mo.; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, three brothers and two grandsons.

Friends may call at Young and Sons Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and Monday from 6:30 a.m. to service time.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jerry Willer officiating. Burial will be in Home Cemetery.