Glen C. Markle, Sr., 90

Glen C. Markle, Sr., 90, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Oakview Heights.

He was born January 3, 1928, in Danville, Illinois, the son of Glen Cash and Eilene (Kelly) Markle. On December 21, 1948, Glen married Iris Bolton in Robinson, Illinois. She preceded him in death December 21, 2002.

Glen was a member of the Lighthouse church. He worked for Pacific Press & Shear as a service and maintenance man until 1993. Glen was a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Left to honor Glen’s memory is his son Glen C. Markle, Jr. and his wife Kris of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; five step-greatgrandchildren; one great greatgrandchild due early February.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two greatgrandchildren, Monica and Gabrielle; and, siblings Gene Carl Markle and Lois McCalley.

The funeral service for Glen will be held Friday, February 2, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 1827 College Drive.

Friends and family may gather for visitation Friday, February 2, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Senior Citizens, 115 East Third Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Envelopes will be available at Short’s.

Condolences may be made online at

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Glen’s family.

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