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Lillian Plavko

December 6, 1929 — February 22, 2012

Lillian Mahalko Plavko, 82 of Monessen, passed away suddenly, yet peacefully, at her home on February 22, 2012. She was born in Monessen, to Afton Mahalko and Paraska Yavornisky Mahalko on December 6, 1929, the youngest of nine children. She was preceeded in death by her loving husband Edward R. Plavko, Sr.

"Lil" was a cheerful and outgoing person, who had many relatives and friends in the Mon Valley, that she treasured through life. She enjoyed travel, spending time with family, going to church and being active with her friends. She was a great cook, and passed along many of her native traditions to her family. Her presence will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her children, Edward Jr. and wife Kathy, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Carol and husband Nick Onufer of Lover, Pa., Michael and wife Kathy of State College, Pa., and James of Harrisburg, Pa. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Amanda, Elizabeth and Mark Plavko and Nicholas Onufer Jr, all of whom she adored. Her trusted helper Roy and his mother Mickey Stinogle were great friends and support for her over the years, and were like family to her. She is also survived by many loving Mahalko and Plavko family members including cousins, neices, nephews, brother in-laws and sister in-laws. She was preceeded in death, by all eight of her brothers and sisters.

Lillian was a proud member of the Epiphany of our Lord Church in Monessen, the Catholic Business and Professional Women's Association, and the Slovak Insurance Association.

Friends will be received on Friday from 5:30 until 8 pm in the Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc. Grand Blvd and Marion Ave Monessen . A blessing service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by a 10 am funeral mass in the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church with Fr. David Nazimek officiating interment will follow in Holy Name Cemetery.

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