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Official Obituary of

Mervin E. Barkley

September 4, 1932 ~ March 24, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Mervin Barkley Obituary

Mervin E. Barkley, 91, formerly of Scott passed away Sunday evening, March 24, 2024, at Stillwater Hospice Center of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He was born on September 4, 1932, in Adams County, Indiana to the late Floyd H. Barkley and Gladys Angeline (Fensler) Barkley  On July 3, 1970, he married Arlene Marie (Baldauf) Snyder Barkley
who also preceded him in death on December 3, 2022, together they shard 52 wonderful years.

Family survivors include his son, John Barkley of Scott; Debra (Brian) Ruble, Don (Diane) Snyder of Findlay, OH; five grandchildren, Nicholas (Kerry) Ruble of Grover Hill, OH, Nathaniel (Kelsey) Barkley of Churubusco, IN, Rebecca Ruble of Grimesland, NC, Danielle (Nathaniel) Snyder of Findlay, OH and Abigail Coakley of Dana Point, CA; three great grandchildren; one brother, Max Barkley of Fort Wayne, IN; two sisters, Carol J. Cavanaugh and Eula R. Jerome both of Convoy; many nieces and nephews.

Mervin was a 1953 graduate of Convoy Local High School where he served as the class president. He worked at International Harvester of Fort Wayne as tool and dye maker. He retired after 30 years and then he worked at Eisenhower of Van Wert. Mervin was a kind and gentle man, but strong in his faith. He loved his family dearly and was always there to help anyone in need. He had a great talent of being able to fix or repair anything! He also helped his neighbors when he was called upon. Mervin loved to garden and kept his 6 acre lawn immaculate.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jennine Coakley; a brother, Harold Barkley; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Jerome and James Cavanaugh; sisters-in-law, Nancy Jane Barkley and Marie Barkley.

Services will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Wayne Kargas officiating. Burial will follow at the I. O. O. F. Cemetery. There will be visitation on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial contributions can be made to the Scott Fire & EMS Department or any Christian organization of your choice.

The family would like to thank wonderful staff at VanCrest Health Care Center, Lutheran Hospital and Stillwater Hospice Center of Fort Wayne for their excellent care, kindness and compassion for the family received during Mervin’s short illness.

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April 2, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
April 3, 2024

10:30 AM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891


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