In Memoriam : Diana Malkovich

Diana Malkovich Diana E. Malkovich - age: 67
(April 23, 1951 to April 06, 2019 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
Private family services
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 628121

Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, Illinois 62812


Diana E. Malkovich, age 67, of Benton, passed away at 9:33 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

Private family funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Rev. Marty Shadowen officiating. Private family burial services will be at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton.

Diana was born on April 23, 1951 in Benton, the daughter of Fred Pierson and Pauline (Sanders) Pierson. She was married to Anthony E. Malkovich of Benton.

She was a homemaker, and previously worked in the dietary department at Heritage Woods of Benton and was also formerly a waitress and bartender for many years at the Benton V.F.W.

Diana enjoyed cooking, canning, playing BINGO, loved being outdoors, and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving is her loving husband Tony Malkovich of Benton; three children: Steve Spani, Michelle Spani and Joe Spani; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother Rick Pierson and wife Wilma of Benton; and a sister Gayla Bradshaw and husband Gary of Mt. Vernon, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter Diane Reginato.

The family wishes memorial contributions to be made, in memory of Diana, to the Benton City Park or City of Benton, for beautification projects.

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