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Mrs. Mary B. Markley, Organizer of Federated Women's Clubs, Passes
Mrs. Mary B. Markley, 91, a former educator who in 1890 helped found the University Women's League and who later organized the Washtenaw County Federation of Women's Clubs, died today at her apartment at 933 Greenwood Ave.
Mrs. Markley was the widow of Prof. Joseph L. Markley, a former head of the University's mathematics department.
She was born Sept. 18, 1864, in Henry county, Ia., a daughter of William and Rhoda Ann Johnson Butler, both of Quaker ancestry.
Mrs. Markley attended Brooks Seminary in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1892. When the Phi Beta Kappa society was established here, she was elected to membership in the Alpha of Michigan chapter.
Taught School
For four years, Mrs. Markley taught in a Friends school at Wilmington, Del., and for two years, she taught at Harcourt Place at Gambler, O.
On July 6, 1893, she married Prof. Markley in Englewood, N. J. He died in 1930. The family home was at 1816 Geddes Ave.
Mrs. Markley was an active member of the First Baptist Church where she taught adult Sunday school for many years. She was a vice-president of the Detroit branch of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, which later became the American Association of University Women. In 1902, she organized the Ann Arbor branch of the association. The local branch later awarded a fellowship in Mrs. Markley's honor.
From 1915 to 1917, Mrs. Markley was president of the Women's Club of Ann Arbor, and during that period she organized the Washtenaw County Federation of Women's Clubs. During World War I, Mrs. Markley was chairman of the women's committee of National Defense for Washtenaw county.
Memberships Told
She was a member of the Michigan Alumnae Club, the Emeritus Club of the Michigan Alumni Association, the League of Women Voters and the Faculty Women's Club.
Surviving are several cousins including Mrs. Charles O. Miller of Stamford, Conn., and Robert S. Kersey of Muncie, Ind.; four nieces and a nephew; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Muehlig Chapel, the Rev. Chester H. Loucks officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from noon Wednesday until the hour of the service.