Thirza M. Markle, of the Town of Newburgh, the retired owner of Thirza Beauty Shop entered into rest Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Home in Campbell Hall, NY. She was 93.
The daughter of the late Emery and Maddy Musgrave Arthur, Thirza was born May 6, 1920 in Middletown, NY.
She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Family statement: A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family with all her heart. She also loved to cook and bake her families favorite dishes. Thirza loved adventure and traveled often with her loving husband to such places as Hawaii, St. Thomas, the Grand Canyon, and many other fun destinations. Some of Thirza's favorite past times were family vacations, going to see Broadway musicals including Radio City. She loved to dance, and had music in her heart. Her all time favorite was her love of her many Pomeranians, Bunny, Pixie and Todi.
Survivors include her loving daughters; Thirza Georgine Bell and husband Robert, Patsy L. Coyle and husband, Gerald both of the Town of Newburgh, grandchildren; Patrick Jason Agostino and wife Suzanne, Eric Joseph Agostino, Jolee Marie Hicks and husband Michael, Steven Emery Markle and wife Laura, Justin F. Bell and Lance Emery Bell, great-grandchildren; Madison Emery Markle, Macoy and Sienna Hicks, Ella, Keegan and Tucker Agostino, Bradley, Brandon and Madison Bell, as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Thirza was predeceased by her beloved husband, George L. Markle, a son, George Emery Markle and brother, Harold Arthur.
Visitation for family and friends will take place Thursday, December 12th from 11 a.m. to Noon at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd. (Rte 32), Newburgh. Funeral service will commence at Noon with Rev. Ernie Mossl officiating. Burial to follow at Wallkill Phillipsburg Cemetery in Middletown, NY.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Thirza's memory to one these organizations: Pets Alive, 363 Derby Rd., Middletown, NY 10940 or to animal shelter of one's choice, Alzheimer's Assoc., 2 Jefferson Plaza, Ste 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, St. Jude Children's Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.