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Beverly B. Markvart, 85, of Glenarm, passed away Monday, October 26, 2015 at her daughter’s residence. She was born August 21, 1930, in Chicago, to Elmer and Helen Pekarek Simoneit. She married John Griffin and he passed away in 1957; she married William Markvart and he passed away in 1983. She was preceded in death by her son, William “Billy” Markvart; daughter, Carol Lucas; and grandson, Joseph Schmitt.
Beverly and her husband Bill owned Markvart Finer Foods/Certified in Chicago for many years. She then served as a bookkeeper for several political campaigns including Citizens for Jack O’Malley and Citizens for Jim Thompson. She was also a member of Plzensky Sokol and Camp Sokol.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Susan (Ronald) Schmitt of Glenarm; sons, Robert (Greer Crenshaw) and Jeff (Susan) Markvart, all of Chicago; grandchildren, Eileen Smith, Ronald Schmitt, Brian Schmitt, Ryne Markvart, James Markvart, Kyle Markvart, Wayne Lucas and Debbie Lucas; great grandchildren, Logan Smith, Katja Debrey and Gavin Goins; brother, Daniel Simoneit of Glen Ellyn; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation Sunday, November 1, 2:00pm-8:00pm at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 South DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside.
Funeral Monday, November 2, 10:00am Chapel Service at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Plzensky Sokol of Chicago, PO BOX 6855, Villa Park, IL 60181-6855.
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