A beloved mother, daughter, wife, sister, aunt, mom-mom, girlfriend, and friend, Judith Marie Markley, 61, passed away suddenly on May 13th, 2020 at Grandview Hospital in Sellersville PA due to a heart attack that was related to Covid-19. Judy was born on May 10th, 1959 at Allentown Osteopathic Hospital, in Allentown PA. She was the daughter of Dolores M. (Rhoades) Smell, and the late Robert G. Smell. Wife of the late Patrick J. Markley for 21 years. Graduating from Pennridge High School in 1977, where she held the position of co-captain of the majorette team her junior year, and captain and feature twirler in her senior year. Judy worked at Delbar Inc. in Perkasie followed by Dudley’s Softball Company in Dublin after graduation. She then moved on to work for Magna Engineering for 20 plus years, and then moved on to work for Little’s (previously Detlan) John Deere Dealership in Silverdale, PA where she had been employed since 2012. Judy was a member of the Dublin Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and was head coordinator of their annual purse bingo to raise money for the Fire Company and Auxiliary. She enjoyed volunteering her time there too by helping out at annual carnivals, attending meetings, and participating in their flea markets every year. Judy was a very artsy and creative soul. It made her heart happy to create, and she loved making her own crafts. Judy had her own craft business called Crafty Corners that she started in the late 1980s and operated through the early 2000s. She had many customers and fellow crafters that loved visiting her table at various craft shows and purchasing her crafts to display proudly in their homes. Judy loved the summertime and spending it at the shore with her friends and family. She was an avid collector of roosters, Longaberger baskets, and snowmen. She loved being outside and tending to her gardens. Judy was so full of life and could always be found with a smile on her face lighting up any room she was in. She had the biggest heart and was welcoming to anyone who needed it. Judy always put others before herself and never hesitated to lend a helping hand or show some extra love and support. She kept a happy home and led a healthy life – raising two strong, kindhearted children that she was very proud of and loved endlessly. She was preceded in death by her father: Robert G. Smell, former husband: Glenn R. Moyer, and husband: Patrick J. Markley. Judy is survived by her mother: Lorey Smell of Dublin, brother: Jeff Schmell (wife Sherri) of Sellersville, children: son Steve Moyer (fiancée Amie Galambos), and daughter Sadie Markley of Perkasie, boyfriend: Joseph Bongart of Souderton, niece: Eliza Schmell, nephews: Tyler Schmell, Nolan Schmell, and Bryce Schmell, and one grandson, Avery Moyer. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Dublin Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary in memory of Judy Markley at 194 Main St, Dublin, PA 18917. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date after the health crisis subsides.
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Dublin Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary
194 Main St., Dublin PA 18917