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Karlton D. Luke

April 3, 1935 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Karlton Luke Obituary

Karlton D. Luke, 88, of Marion, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on the evening of January 19, 2024.  He will leave a void in the family, but he gave us so many memories to enjoy.

Karlton was born April 3, 1935 in Marion, to the late Earl and Marguerite (Roberts) Luke.  He attended Harding High School and then worked for Central Soya for 44 years.  The last 25 years were as plant manager in Ravenna, Ohio.  Karlton was proud to be a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.  Throughout his life, Karlton, and his wife Beverly, enjoyed traveling, dancing, going out to eat and spending time with friends.  He was a sharp dresser, a Mr. Fixit and took pride in having nice cars, which he kept spotless.  He loved to golf, so after their retirement, he and Beverly spent their winters in Florida for 20 years.

Karlton was a loving, supportive and generous husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Beverly (Berkshire); daughters, Pam Guy and Chris (Mike) Forry; grandchildren, Rob and Andrew (Dana) Guy, Caitlin and Maria Omness, and Kate (Ryan) and John Forry; great grandchildren, Gabby, Ana, Julia, Kelli and Lelan; brothers, Nelson Luke of California and Donald Luke of Marion; sister, Elaine Courte of Canada.  He is also survived by other loving family members, including nieces and nephews, as well as many good friends.

In addition to his parents, Karlton is predeceased by great grandson, Tyler Guy; sister, Norma (Luke) Redd; brothers, Philip and Richard Luke, and infant twins, Robert and Roberta Luke.

We would like to thank Legacy Marion and Gentiva Hospice for your kindness and care for Karlton and the support you showed our family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marion YMCA- c/o Morgan Rhoades, 645 Barks Road East, Marion, Ohio 43302 with a letter stating it is a memorial contribution in Karlton’s name and/or Gentiva Hospice, 1199 Delaware Avenue, Suite #102A, Marion, Ohio 43302.

Friends and family may come to honor Karlton’s life from 1pm to 2pm at Boyd Funeral Home.  A memorial service will follow starting at 2pm at the funeral home.  A private family burial will be scheduled for a later date.  The Boyd Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Luke family.

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January 25, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Boyd Funeral Home
122 W. Columbia St.
Marion, OH 43302

Memorial Service
January 25, 2024

2:00 PM
Boyd Funeral Home
122 W. Columbia St.
Marion, OH 43302


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