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Erma L. (Brandt) Jacobs Markley, 86, formerly of Ramona, died Feb. 24, 2000, at a nursing home in Topeka.

Born Oct. 5, 1913, at Thomas, Okla., she was the oldest child and only daughter of the late David and Etta (Herald) Brandt.

The family moved to the Ramona community, on a farm, while she was young. She graduated from Ramona High School in the class of 1932.

She had belonged to Rosebank River Brethren Church, Ramona, and Nazarene Church of Herington. She was a charter member of Westside Church of God (Holiness), Topeka.

She was married to Paul O. Jacobs Oct. 6, 1935, at Herington. He died Feb. 1, 1967. She was married to William Markley on Jan. 9, 1984. He died April 24, 1998.

Survivors include daughters, Patricia Callaway, Topeka, Charlotte Burgen, Topeka, and Carol Grimm, Monett, Mo.; sons, Robert Jacobs, Topeka, and Paul David Jacobs, Hutchinson; two brothers, Dean Brandt of Blackfoot, Idaho, and Eldon Brandt of Wichita; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday afternoon at Davidson Funeral Home, Topeka, with the Rev. Donald Callaway officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka.

Memorial funds have been established with the church and with Heart of America Hospice.
Transcribed and Contributed by Janice Reading

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