Evelyn Stafko November 30, 2015

ROYALTON — Evelyn Stafko, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Parkway Manor in Marion.

She worked at Herrin Hospital for 17 years till she retired.

She was born Dec. 11, 1923, in Royalton, to Dallas Childers and Grace (Johnson).

She married George Stafko, July 14, 1942, in El Paso, Texas. He preceded her in death June 15, 1988. They had shared 46 years of marriage.

Survivors include son, Carl and wife, Raylene, of Royalton; grandchildren, Jill and Steve McKinney of Royalton, Jon Stafko of Royalton, Michelle and John Vaughn of Carbondale, and Chad and Heather Stafko of Freeburg; great-grandchildren, Drake and wife, Emily Mckinney of Royalton, Kassey and husband, Kodie Ferketich of Carterville, Nick, Cole McKinney of Royalton, Tyler, Camden Stafko of Freeburg, Blake, Haden, and Carter and Maryn Vaughn of Carterville; and great-great-grandchild, Elise McKinney of Royalton; and daughter-in-law, Valerie Stafko.

She was preceded in death by parents, Dallas and Grace Childers; husband, George Stafko; son, Michael Stafko; and three brothers.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road Marion, IL 62959 and Royalton Public Library, 305 S. Dean St., Royalton, IL 62903.

Private services will be at a later date.

Walker Funeral Home of Carbondale is in charge of arrangements.

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