Elaine S. Markey
{ "" }
Share
Share Elaine's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Elaine S. Markey (nee Thorsell) age 76, beloved wife for 51 years of Tim; cherished daughter of the late Roy and Alvy (nee Norbo) Thorsell; dearest sister of Evelyn Gardner (husband James, deceased) and Roy Thorsell (wife Carol); dear aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews. Elaine S. Markey was born October 29, 1943 in Cleveland, OH and passed away peacefully September 12,2020 in Gates Mills, OH. She was a resident of Gates Mills since 1991 and prior to that South Euclid. Elaine graduated from Brush High School in 1961 and received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 1966. She was a teacher for the Willoughby-Eastlake school district for 30 years and won teacher of the year. After retirement from teaching, Elaine went to Landscape Architecture School at Ohio State University in 1996. Elaine enjoyed bowling, slot machines, crossword puzzles and Sudoku. She liked to listen to music from the 50s and 60s and loved Lionel Richie. Elaine loved the Cleveland Indians and watching her husband play softball. She will be remembered as a positive, caring and selfless woman who was very supportive and devoted to her family. Elaine had a great sense of humor and was a social butterfly. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.Celebration of Life Service Tuesday September 22, 2020 at 12 Noon at the funeral home. Burial following at Gates Mills North Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Elaine at the DeJohn Funeral Home & Celebrations Center of Chesterland, 12811 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) Tuesday morning 11 AM to 12 Noon. Online obituary, guestbook, and order flowers at www.DeJohnCares.com


To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in News-Herald from Sep. 16 to Sep. 20, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
SEP
22
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by news-herald.com
Not sure what to say?
7 entries
September 22, 2020
One of our dearest and longest friends since our teenage years. We love you Elaine and we'll miss you at our semi-annual dinner get togethers. Bobby
Bob Harrold
Friend
September 22, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to Tim and family during this most difficult time. Elaine was such a sweet soul, full of love and kindness. Many fond memories with her.
Tiffani Ann Salvo
Friend
September 22, 2020
TIM AND FAMILY SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS ,ELAINE WAS THE BEST PERSON TO CHEER WITH AT THE SOFTBALLS GAMES IN THE 70'S.. EVEN WIN OR LOSE WE HAD SUCH LAUGHS ...SHE ALWAYS HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL LOVING OUTLOOK ON LIFE ... TIM WAS SO MUCH HER ROCK AND SHE HIS ...SENDING PRAYES AND HUGS FRANK AND BARB SALVO
BARB
Friend
September 20, 2020
Mrs. Markey was an special teacher at Shoregate Elementary school. I had her for 3rd grade back in 1976. May she Rest In Peace.
Chris moses
Student
September 20, 2020
I’ve actually been thinking about Mrs. Markey a lot lately, and I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. She was my 3rd grade teacher at Shoregate (79-80). We shared the same birthday (very exciting for a new 3rd grader!). What I remember most about her was her compassion for a you d girl who’s mother was terminally ill and passed away that October. That compassion lead me into teaching. She will forever be my “birthday buddy.” My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
Traci (Richter) Paden
Student
September 20, 2020
Mrs Markey’s passing is a sad moment for many. She was my 2nd grade teacher in 1980 in Willowick. She has always been my favorite teacher and I have many memories of her kindness and dedication to making each student the best they could be. She is the reason I teach now. Many prayers for comfort for the family.
Melynda Amrine
Student
September 17, 2020
Many fond memories going to lunch for Jim`s Birthdays, and going to PA to go trail riding . My Favorite Aunt !!
brian Onda
Friend
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences