Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
Robert A. Makley, 92, of St. Marys, OH died 2:40 a.m. Sunday September 13, 2020 at Otterbein-St. Marys.
He was born September 7, 1928 in St. Marys, OH to Arthur and Hulda (Gershner) Makley. On June 24, 1950 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster, OH he married Alma M. Schwieterman, who died March 28, 2016.
Survivors include: son Mike (Holly) Makley of St. Marys, Oh; daughter Lee (Dan) Boeckman of Cincinnati, OH; daughter Lyn (Rick) Heinl of Tipp City, OH; daughter Julia (Alex) Dumm of Columbus, OH; 12 grandchildren: Jamie (Adam) Binaut, Stacy (Chad) Bitler, Jenny (Josh) Asher, Rochelle (Ryan) Bednarczuk, Andy (Melanie) Heinl, Nick (Amanda) Heinl, Andrea Dumm, Erica Dumm, Tara (Jason) Marhover, Kelly (Shawn) Sheffield, Tony (Dorian) Makley, Jeff (Kelly Jo) Makley; 31 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: parents Arthur and Hulda Makley; wife Alma Makley; brother Donald Makley (killed in action during World War II); sister Joanne Poppe.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School (Class of 1946). He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in St Marys after more than 40 years of service. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys.
His favorite pastimes included golfing, playing cards, hunting, stamp collecting and coin collecting. More than anything else, he treasured the time he was able to spend with his family.
Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday September 18, 2020 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Alexander Witt, celebrant. Burial will follow at the Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.
Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Marys Community Foundation - Robert & Alma Makley Scholarship Fund.
Condolences may be expressed and memories shared with Bob's family via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller Bros. Funeral Directors in St. Marys.