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Obituary: Annie Markham

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Annette Markham (Annie) passed away in Carbondale on Feb. 18, 2019 at the age of 94.

Born to Peter and Ruth Glasier, she grew up on a farm near Denver.  After graduating from East High School, she earned her degree in English Literature from McPherson College. She married Paul Markham and raised their four children in Wamego, Kansas. 

Mrs. Markham was a dedicated high school English teacher in Wamego and Dodge City.

Upon retirement, the Markhams moved to Redstone, where they enjoyed mountain life for 28 years. Second Hand Annie’s, a furniture store in Carbondale, became their passion and business for several years. Annie also started the Wichita based Markham School for Nannies as a new adventure with daughter-in-law, Tina.

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Annie loved reading, family, bird-watching, penny ante poker, margaritas, corny jokes, fishing the Crystal River, volunteering for hospice and food banks, and helping those less fortunate. Annette Markham left this world a better place through her many acts of generosity, kindness, and love.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Markham, son John Markham, and son-in-law Craig Litsey. Survivors include brother Pete Glasier (Cindi), son Joe Markham (Cindy), daughters Judy Solano (Manuel), and Jeanne Litsey, daughter-in-law, Tina Markham, 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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A Celebration of Life will take place at 11 a.m. May 18 at the Solano Residence in Brighton.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a local homeless shelter or the Humane Society.

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