Lilly Conkle

Lilly J. Conkle, age 77, of rural Marengo died Christmas morning December 25th, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whom she had touched hearts in so many ways throughout her life.

Lilly was born on February 3rd, 1935 in Cheap, Kentucky to Elijah and Pearl (Davis) Moore. She was a graduate of Marengo High School, and worked as a cashier at a nursery for many years. Lilly spent all together 7 years in California as a young adult. After she came back to Ohio, on September 18th, 1987 she married James M. Conkle and he preceded her in death on June 13th, 2006. After James' passing, she adopted Jinxz, her sidekick, her best friend. Jinxz was her prized possession and never left her side. He left paw prints on her heart along with anyone who had the honor of becoming her friend.

Lilly enjoyed bowling, reading, dancing, motorcycles, and occasionally enjoyed playing golf. She also loved playing cards with her best ""frien-emy"", Florence.

Lilly is survived byher brother, Charles (DeAnna) Moore and her children; Eric Schirtzinger of Cardington, Anita Smithfield of Marion, Kevin (Jewel) Schirtzinger of Cardington, and Scott Hines of Marengo; grandchildren are Philip and Donald Aaron Schirtzinger, Kerry Seavolt, Tabatha Ludwig; Frederick Allen Kilgore; Justin and Joshua Smithfield; SueAnne Kelly, Casey Black, Ashlee Hamilton, Josiah, Morgan, and Taylor Schirtzinger; Ricky Cunningham and Alexandria Graves; 17 great-grandchildren; and half-sisters, Helen Jeffers of West Jefferson and Carolyn Wood of California.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lilly was preceded in death by her brothers, Brian
Moore and Jerry Wood as well as her step mother Edna (Wood) Moore.

Friends may call Friday Dec. 28th, 2012 at the Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington, OH from 5:00 until 8:00pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday morning, Dec. 29th, 2012 at 10:30am with Pastor Cory Bane officiating. The burial will follow in Fulton Cemetery.

Lilly was a 53 year cancer survivor so those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the American Cancer Society.

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Published in The Morrow County Sentinel on Jan. 2, 2013