Doris Zerkle

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CONOVER — Doris M. Zerkle, age 87, of Conover, passed away at 10:04 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017.

Born on July 30, 1929, in Brown Township, Miami County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Fred Leotis and Edna (Heintz) Howell. On April 18, 1953, she married Marvin Bernerd "Pete" Zerkle, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1998.

Doris is survived by her children, Sheila Zerkle, of Fletcher, Darla (John) Evans, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Mike Zerkle, of Piqua, Ron Zerkle, of Dover, Delaware, and her adopted daughter, Rose Campbell, of Fletcher. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Heather Zerkle, of Kettering, Dustin Zerkle, of Columbus, Marcus (Vannessa) Evans, and Alex Evans, both of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Calla and Carleigh Zerkle, of Dover, Delaware; three stepgrandchildren, Katie, Matt, and Drew Phyilliaer; and two great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Caelynn Evans.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Howell.

Doris was a homemaker most of her life. She enjoyed gardening and flowers, birds, crocheting and crafts. She graduated in 1948 from Brown Local School and was a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in the Fletcher United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cindee Johnson presiding. Burial will follow in Fletcher Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher, Ohio.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373, or to Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher, OH 45326.

Condolences to the family may be sent to

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Published in Sidney Daily News from July 23 to July 24, 2017