Jessie Geraldine Markin

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Jessie Geraldine "Toots" Markin, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Monette to the late William and Sarah Loftin. She was a homemaker and member of the Monette Assembly of God.

Surviving are two daughters, Wava Lou DeFries of Paragould and Linda Joyce Markin of Cave City; a brother, Ralph Loftin of Cardwell, Mo.; three grandchildren, Leasa Graddy, John Dean DeFries and Michael Shawn Markin; and three great-grandchildren, Chris DeFries, Duran DeFries and Shane Graddy.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charley D. Markin; and a brother, Wayne Loftin.

A celebration of her life was held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Rev. Terry Miller officiating. Burial was in Greene County Memorial Gardens.

Honorary pallbearers were the ladies' Sunday School Class.

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