Hildreth Markwell, age 89, resident of Shelby, died Sunday, January 18, 2015, at the Hospice House, Ashland, Ohio.

Born July 28, 1925 in Morehead, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Miles and Alma (Sturgill) Christian. On May 4, 1946, Hildreth married Bert Markwell in Morehead, Kentucky. They moved to Shelby in 1948. A homemaker, she was an excellent cook, enjoyed gardening, being outdoors and loved animals. She, along with her husband, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Hildreth is survived by one daughter, Lori Markwell of Shelby, her sister, Dorothy Brown of Shelby, numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband on November 3, 2013, two sisters, Ruie Christian and Mildred Watson, two brothers, Howard and Clarence Pigman.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Reverend Russel Yoak, of the First Lutheran Church, will officiate with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.

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