Ronald Wayne Malone, 85, of Benton passed away Wednesday evening December 1, 2021 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.
He was born in Benton, IL on January 27, 1936, the son of Levern "Sie" & Ethel (Armstrong) Malone.
He married Linda L. Simpson on July 6, 1962 at the First Baptist Church in Thompsonville, IL officiated by Reverend John West. They were married for 59 years. Ronald owned and operated Malone's Sawmill and Farm for 62 years. He served 2 years in the U. S. Army in Germany where he was on the Rifle team. Mr. Malone was the longest living member of the Forest Missionary Baptist Church in Benton for 73 years.
Mr. Malone is survived by his:
Wife, Linda and Son and Daughter
Scott Malone & wife Michele (Grove) of Benton, IL
Jami Mitchell & husband Matt of Wentzville, MO
Dawnette (McClerren) Raubach
Stephanie (Ellbogen) Hirschboeck
Mr. Malone was preceded in death by his Parents, and by his sister, Jeanne Ellbogen, father and mother-in-law, Omer and Gladys Simpson, brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Donna McClerren, sister-in-law, Dana Simpson and best friend, Steve Overturf.
Visitation will be from 2:00 P.m. to 4:00 P.M. with a service to be held at 3:30 P.M. on Sunday December 5th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. A Graveside funeral service will be held a 1:00 P.M. on Monday, December 6th in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in Mr. Malone's Memory to the Forest Missionary Baptist Church, Route 1, Benton, IL 62812.
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