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Deborah C. Markham - 68

5/30/1950 - 2/22/2019

Camanche, Iowa


     Deborah C. Markham, age 68 of Camanche, passed away Friday in her home.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Pape Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the service time Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.


     Deb was born in Clinton on May 30, 1950, the daughter of Edward and Jeanne (Rood) Jones.  She graduated from Clinton High School.  Deb married Lynn E. “Max” Markham on December 21, 1979 in Clinton.  Max passed away on March7, 2011.   Deb had been employed as a secretary with the Clinton County Probation Department at the Court House and later with Clinton Electric Motors.  She volunteered with Hospice and enjoyed cross stitching and plastic canvas.  She had a great love of dogs.


     Deb is survived by her brother, Mike (Mary) Jones of Clinton and a very special friend, Denice Wiedner of Camanche.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Nancy.  Online condolences may be left at



9:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Pape Funeral Home.


11:00 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Pape Funeral Home.


  • Matt Frett

    on 02/28/19

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Markham family
  • Sherri Naeve

    on 03/01/19

    Mike and Mary I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are sent your way .

  • Bernadette Hinz

    on 03/02/19

    Mike and Mary I am so sorry for your loss. Deborah was a strong and wonderful person. She is now at peace from physical and mental harm she had to endure. All my thoughts and prayers are with you. 

  • Meari

    on 03/04/19

    Deborah was a sweet lady as well as a fighter.  I knew her from online stitching groups and visited her on several occassions -- at her home when Max was still with us, once when she was in the hospital, and while she lived at Sarah Harding.  She will be missed in the stitching community.  May she rest in peace.


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