Linwood E. Mearkle, 92, of Emerson Hollow Road, Everett, PA passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
He was born May 7, 1928 in Everett, PA. He was the son of the late Coy E. and Mary J. (Miller) Mearkle.
He was united in marriage to Marjorie (Mearkle) of Breezewood, on August 20, 1951 in Cumberland, MD. They celebrated 66 years of marriage until her passing on May 1, 2018.
He is survived by the following children: Vicky, married to Warren Weaver, of York; Bryon Mearkle, married to Julie (Calhoun), of Everett; Trudy, married to Marty Foor, of Everett and Amy Mearkle of Hollidaysburg.
He is also survived by 8 grandchildren: Heidi Weaver-Umur, married to Serdar, Casey Mearkle Colledge, married to Kevan; Charlie Mearkle, Kari Weaver, Jamie Mearkle-Kisamore, married to Kenney; Joshua Mearkle married to Trisha, Lana Foor-Grubb, married to Timothy and Ethan Foor. Linwood has 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Ivadene (Mearkle) Welch of Los Alamitos, California.
Linwood was a graduate of Everett High School Class of 1945.
Linwood and Marjorie along with their family operated the Mearkle Family Dairy Farm. He was a lifelong member of the Rock Hill Christian Church.
Linwood was former member of the Bedford County Horseman Association and Ridge Runners Hunting Camp. He was a charter member of the Bedford County Farm Bureau and was a member of the Interstate Milk Producers later becoming Land O’ Lakes.
His hobbies through the years ranged from showing horses, to hunting to restoring his Oliver Tractors.
A Private Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home. Burial will be held privately in the Rock Hill Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Linwood to the Rock Hill Cemetery Association, 872 Raystown Road, Everett, PA 15537
Arrangements by Akers Funeral Home Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA 15537.
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