Elizabeth "Betty" Markalinski passed away in peace surrounded by her family Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the age of 84, and is now in the loving arms of our dear Lord, Jesus Christ. She was born Feb. 7, 1930, in Detroit, to Joseph and Leona Thompson and then moved to Dayton, Ohio, for 14 years before moving to Cape Coral in 1977.
She was a loving and loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt and friend.
She is survived by Francis "Marty," her wonderful husband of 64 years; their children, Lee Ann Barker (Gary Nichting) and Martin (Kathleen) Markalinski, both of Cape Coral; three grandsons, Matthew Barker of San Diego, Calif., Daniel Barker of Cape Coral and Benjamin Barker of Orlando; five great-grandchildren, Camila, Lucas, Owen, Johnny and Sarah; as well as her brother and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and many loving friends.
Elizabeth “Betty” Markalinski
She worked most of her life in the retail industry, then finally retired and learned how to play golf, but her first love was bingo. She loved attending her church, St. Therese Parrish, where she always had a front row seat.
Her life has left us with heartfelt memories that will be held dear in our hearts forever. Be at peace and pain free, may you have on the most beautiful dancing shoes ever!
The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday, June 19, from 6-8 p.m., at Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 20, at St. Therese Parrish, 20115 Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers.
Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family.