Ruth (Edelstein) Markley

Ruth (Edelstein) Markley


MARKLEY: Ruth (Edelstein) Markley, 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. She was born October 6, 1929, in New Castle, Pa., to the late Samuel and Elizabeth (Rosenbaum) Edelstein. A sister, Barbara Grant, also predeceased her. On April 1, 1951, Ruth married the love of her life, Joseph Markley, who survives. To their union they were blessed with two daughters: Harmony Bentosino of Kapolei, Hawaii, and Sandra (Danny) Levine of Mishawaka, Ind. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Elizabeth Levine and Missy (Joey Gresham) Levine; and one sister, Jean Tompkins of Catonsville, Md. Ruth was a teacher in Bethel Park, Pa., for 25 years before retiring and going back to school to become a certified financial planner. She enjoyed, and was very successful, in both careers. A very independent woman, Ruth loved to travel and had been all around the world. She enjoyed 10 years living in Houston and then loved living in New Orleans, where she lived for 21 years. She was living there when Hurricane Katrina took place, and was determined to help revive the city following that devastation. She moved with Joe to South Bend in 2011, where she lived first at Holy Cross Village and then at Northwoods Village Memory Care. The family is exceedingly grateful to the staff that cared for her so lovingly. Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed. Services were held at Temple Beth-El, with Rabbi Karen Companez officiating. Interment at Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Beth-El, 305 W. Madison St., South Bend, IN 46601; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8679 Connecticut St., Suite D, Merrillville, IN 46410. Condolences to the family can be sent at

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