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Mary Markow, 69

Mary Markow, 69, of Solon Springs, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2007, at her home surrounded by her family. Mary was born April 8, 1938, in Berwick, Iowa to Melvin and Louise (Piper) Voshell. Mary married Kay Markow June 7, 1957, and they enjoyed...

Mary Markow, 69, of Solon Springs, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2007, at her home surrounded by her family.

Mary was born April 8, 1938, in Berwick, Iowa to Melvin and Louise (Piper) Voshell.

Mary married Kay Markow June 7, 1957, and they enjoyed 49 years together.

Mary and her family moved to Solon Springs 20 years ago and retired in 1997. She stayed at home to be around her family. Mary enjoyed fishing, cooking dinners and caring for others. She was a very caring and giving person and her family always came first.

Among those who survive and gratefully shared her life are her husband, Kay, Solon Springs; five daughters, Kelly Markow, Julie (William) Lucas, Robin (John) Hanley, Janice (Tim) Jensen, all of Solon Springs, and Carolyn Bennett of Des Moines, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Danny, Jill, Kari, Karen, Joshua, Jamie, Rachel, Brian and Marty; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vicky (Jack) Horn of Newton, Iowa, and Tracy (Kevin) Root of Oklahoma.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Linda, 1982, two grandchildren, Christopher and Sara Salama and one son, Dean, 2005.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Northwoods Community Church in Solon Springs.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home in Solon Springs.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Solon Springs.

The Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Solon Springs is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.brownfuneralhome.net

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