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Obituary of Eileen K. Plevka

Eileen Kathryn Plevka was born Nov. 29, 1920, on the family farm north of Cuba to Frank and Bessie (Lesovsky) Makalous, and died Feb. 29, 2012 at the Long Term Care Unit of the Republic County Hospital in Belleville at the age of 91.She attended Eureka School, a one-room schoolhouse north of Cuba and graduated (salutatorian) from Cuba High School in 1938.
She married Frank Edward Plevka on Oct. 19, 1942. To this union, three children were born: Connie Jean, Kerwin Frank and John Paul.
Eileen and Frank farmed near Cuba and later moved to Belleville where they resided most of their lives. They moved to Woodson, Ill., in 1972, and returned to Belleville in 1977. Eileen was a homemaker throughout most of her life. For many years, she worked as a superintendent in the fine arts and antiques departments at the Floral Hall of the North Central Kansas Free Fair.
She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Belleville. She was also a member of the Ophel Chapter No. 115 Order of Eastern Star, the Republic County Czech Club and the WFLA Lodge.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bessie Makalous; husband, Frank; infant daughter, Connie; son, Kerwin, and brother, Lawrence Makalous.
She is survived by a son, John and his wife Jeanenne of Morton, Ill.; four grandchildren, Hannah Katherine and her husband Michael Schulte of Deer Creek, Ill., Reid Edward Plevka of Bloomington, Ill., Helen Elizabeth Plevka of Morton, Ill., and Olivia Eileen Plevka of Spring, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Helen Makalous of Belleville, Ks.
Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at the United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, conducted by Rev. Denise Group. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home in Belleville. Family members will greet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Interment will be made at National Bohemian Cemetery, rural Cuba ,Ks. Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, Ks  is in charge of arrangements.


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