Neljean Markham, age 89, of Alliance passed away on April 11, 2022 at Altercare of Alliance.
Neljean was born June 21, 1932 to Donald and Shirley (Downing) Milner.
A 1951 graduate of Alliance High School, Neljean worked as a secretary at Lexington Elementary School and later as a library secretary at Marlington High School. She very much-loved working with and helping students of all ages. She loved traveling, playing cards, crafting, sewing, camping and most of all was an avid reader. She was a member of the Ohio Association of Public-School Employees, AARP, Alliance Area Senior Center and an RV Caravan Club.
Neljean is survived by her husband, Bruce whom she married on January 30, 1953; her four children, Randy (Sue) Markham, Kim (Doug) Cully, Leigh Conrad and Jeffrey (Karen) Markham; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren all who were very beloved; her very special friends, Linda and Tilly whom she loved very much and who were so good to her.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and George Sacco and her son-in-law, Randy Conrad.
The family will receive visitors at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 15
, 2022, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at First Christian Church of Alliance with Sue DeHoff officiating.
With special thanks to the Aultman Alliance Hospice team and Altercare of Alliance for taking such wonderful care of Neljean in her last days. Condolences and special memories of Neljean can be shared with her loved ones online at