In Memoriam : Phyllis Malkovich

Phyllis Malkovich Phyllis Jean Malkovich - age: 91
(October 02, 1927 to July 12, 2019 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 Sunday, July 14, 2019
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

Monday, July 15, 2019
Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, Illinois 62812

Mrs. Phyllis Jean Malkovich, age 91; passed away at 5:59 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at the SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Phyllis was a lifelong resident of Benton, Illinois. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on October 2, 1927, and was raised on a farm south of Benton by her paternal grandparents, John and Rosa Marie (Schrade) Minier.

Phyllis graduated from Benton Township High School in 1944. She married Joseph (Joe) Malkovich on December 10, 1946. They had six children during their marriage.

Phyllis spent much of her time as a wife, mother and homemaker, staying at home and caring for her family. Phyllis would sometimes work outside of the home as a waitress and cook to assist with the family’s financial obligations.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Joe Malkovich, two children, Jan Williams and Michael Malkovich, and a daughter-in-law Diana Malkovich.

She is survived by four children, John Victor (Tracey) Malkovich, Mark (Apryl) Malkovich, Tony Malkovich and Tom Malkovich, son-in-law Guy Williams, along with eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Phyllis requested to be cremated through the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Visitation services will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton. Private family graveside services will take place on Monday, July 15, 2019 in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton.

The family requests that Memorial Donations, be made in lieu of flowers to the Benton Ministerial Alliance or the Salvation Army and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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