John O. Markello

Canton – John O. Markello, 91, of Canton, passed away at 6:47 AM on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Graham Hospital. He was born on January 1, 1926 in Rolla, MO to Joseph and Lois (Smith) Markello. He married Betty J. Girard on July 10, 1948 in Canton, IL. She preceded him in death on May 17, 2016.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Fern Kaps.

Surviving is one daughter, Julie (Kermit) Negley of Canton; one grandson, Zachary J. Negley of Canton; one brother, William (Rose) Markello of Canton; and one sister, Genevieve (Don) Friedrich.

John retired from International Harvester after 40 years of service. He then volunteered at Graham Hospital.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Rev. Bill Walder will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Salvation Army. To view John’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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One Response to John O. Markello

  1. Teresa Anderson says:

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. We loved having him volunteer in admitting for so many years he was a great guy very nice.

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