Jacqueline “Jackie” Marks, age 88, of Gardner, Illinois and formerly of Sullivan, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Heritage Health in Dwight, Illinois.
Born July 16, 1932 in Sullivan, Missouri, Jacqueline Jean was a daughter of Milner Dee “Jack” and Cora Leona (Hays) Benton. She was raised and educated in Sullivan; graduated from Sullivan High School with the Class of 1950; and on October 20, 1951 married Walter Marks in Sullivan.
Jackie worked as a clerk at the Royal Blue in Gardner for many years, and she was a member of the Church of Hope, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Jackie was an avid crocheter, took pleasure in reading, and will be remembered as a great fan of the Chicago Cubs.
Survivors include six children: Christine Davis of Sullivan, Missouri; Tom Marks of Potosi, Missouri; Rick (Kim) Marks and Randy (Lori) Marks, both of Gardner, Illinois; Rhonda Marks of Dwight, Illinois; and John (Gina) Marks of Washington, Missouri.
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren: Richard (Mary) Wymer of St. Louis, Missouri; Andrew (Kasia) Davis of Barrington, Illinois; Jason Marks and Lucas Glaser, both of Sullivan; Benjamin Marks, Blake Marks, Braden Marks and Carl Jr. (Sarah) Marks, all of Gardner; Kaitlyn (Ben) Greenawalt of Coal City; Brandon Marks of Dwight; Megan (Jimmy) Heideman of Missouri; and Melanie (Jeff) Sanders of Florida.
Eight great-grandchildren: Mia, Luke, Drew, Simon, Madeline, Jack, Jenna and Hannah; one great-great-granddaughter, Violet; three brothers: William Benton Reeves of Missouri; James L. Reeves of Illinois; and Kenneth L. Reeves of Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; one son, John Timothy, in infancy; her husband, Walter, on February 27, 1984; one sister, Phyllis Ross; and one brother, Dale Benton.
Per Jackie’s wishes, green flameless cremation rites have been accorded and she will be laid to rest with her parents in Sullivan IOOF Cemetery.
Graveside services and a celebration of her life is being planned for July of 2021.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guestbook, upload photographs and share Jackie’s memorial page online through social media by logging on to: www.ReevesF
Green flameless cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Gardner. (815) 237-2526.