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Obituary for Everett L. ���Lou�� Markle
Everett L."Lou" Markle, age 82, formerly of Smithville, died on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Good Sheperd Nursing Center in Ashland, Ohio after a short period of declining health. A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 20, 2011, 2:00 PM at the Smithville Cemetery, Smithville. Pastor Jeff Messner will be officiating. Burial will be at the Smithville Cemetery in Smithville, OH. Calling hours will be at the Ashland University George Donges Baseball Field, Katherine Avenue, Ashland, OH at 11:00 AM Saturday August 20, 2011 on the campus of Ashland University. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that friends may make a donation to the Lou Markle Memorial Baseball Fund, in care of Ashland University, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805 in his memory. He was born August 13, 1929 in Smithville, Ohio, the son of Everett and Mary (Gray) Markle. He married Shirley J. Knotts on August 2, 1958 and she preceded him in death on May 9, 2000. Lou attended Smithville schools, graduated and went on to Ashland College, played varsity baseball and basketball and completing his undergraduate degree in education. He taught high school at Dalton and Wadsworth and after completed his master's degree at Kent Sate University, became an instructor of Physical Education at Ashland University. During his tenure at Ashland, he was an assistant basketball coach under Bill Musselman and head baseball coach for 18 years. Lou was an accomplished athlete and coach. He is a member of the Wayne County Hall of Fame and Ashland College Hall of Fame, played professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals farm system, was a regional scout for the Florida Marlins, coached at Dalton and Wadsworth High Schools, Ashland University and coached American Legion summer baseball in Wadsworth, fielding many good teams and players. He was also and avid outdoorsman. Lou enjoyed traveling throughout the Midwest pheasant hunting and spring mushroom hunting. He co-found the P & M (Peterman &Markle) Hunt Club in Coshocton County. In addition, he was a member of the American Legion and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Surviving him are sons Douglas and Kevin Markle, grandchildren, Brooke and Logan Markle and a sister Pat Peterman of Rittman. Preceding Lou in death are his wife, Shirley Markel and his parents, Everett and Mary Markle
2:00 pm Saturday August 20, 2011
Ashland University George Donges Baseball Field
Campus of Ashland University off Katherine St.