Dorothy Jeanne Mearkle


Dorothy Jeanne Mearkle age 89 of Ardentown, DE since 2008.  Born 1927 to Thomas L. and Dorothy G. (nee Wimer) Hapgood.  Graduate of MacDuffie School and Penn State University with a degree in Journalism.  Member Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.  Resident of Springfield (Del Co.), PA for 60 years.  Former Editor of the Springfield Press. 
Volunteer Activities; Girl Scout Leader, Deaf Hearing Communication Center, Colonial Plantation Ridley Creek State Park, Springfield Library, Claymont DE Library.  Interests; gardening, bird watching, music, avid reader, ardent Phillies fan. 
Predeceased by husband John A. Mearkle, former Springfield Township Engineer.  Survived by, daughter Susan A. Mearkle of Ardentown DE, brother Thomas L. Hapgood of Fayetteville AR, 2 nieces, 1 nephew and dear friend Ann Balogh. 
Funeral Service: Thursday, February 16th at 11:00AM Visitation 10:00AM at Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Ave., Springfield, PA 19064. 
Interment: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA.
Memorial donations may be made to the Springfield Library, 70 Powell Rd., Springfield, PA 19064 or


Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM

530 W. Woodland Ave., Springfield, PA, 19064


Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM

530 W. Woodland Ave., Springfield, PA, 19064

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The White Family

We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a nice person. We enjoyed her phone calls and discussing the Phillies with her. She will be missed.

 Posted February 18, 2017 - 10:36pm
Cora Ford

May the God of comfort grant the family of Dorothy Mearkle peace at this sad time. We have hope in that God longs to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again. (Job 14:14,15)

 Posted February 16, 2017 - 7:55am
Kristi Hapgood Daynes

I love you, Auntie and will forever miss our phone calls and letters! I know you are out of pain now and with Uncle Jack. That gives me some comfort.

 Posted February 15, 2017 - 2:47pm
Audrey J. Blossic, Library Director

So sorry to hear of the homegoing of Jeanne. Jeanne was a very interesting, spirited individual who brought many stories of life in the community of Springfield to the staff of the library. Her visits each week were looked forward to with pleasure.

 Posted February 15, 2017 - 11:47am

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