Joan Markus, 87 of New Lexington, Ohio died at 4:45 pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Genesis Healthcare System, Zanesville, Ohio.
Born February 10, 1933 in Jenkinstown, Pennsylvania to the late William and Elizabeth Rangnow Ferguson.
She loved to write short stories & poems; reading her bible and was very proud of her service in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Survived by her son, Daniel Barkley; spouse, Val Markus; three grandchildren; one great- grandson; niece, Sandra Spinosi and nephews, Bill & Donald Ferguson and Larry & Dennis McIntyre.
In addition to her parents, preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Mackey and brother, William Ferguson, II.
No calling hours or funeral service at this time.
Burial will be in Dayton National Cemetery with Military Honors at a later date.
Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
Online obituary and register book at www.robetsfuneralhomenewlex.com
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