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Jackie Markillie

May 12, 1925 - December 25, 2022
Milledgeville, GA



Monday, January 2, 2023
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes
Kalamazoo Location
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-2900
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Tuesday, January 3, 2023
10:00 AM EST
Grand Prairie Cemetery


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Jacqueline Markillie of Milledgeville, GA. Formerly of Kalamazoo, MI. Age 97, died on December 25, 2022. Jackie was born May 12, 1925, in Kalamazoo, MI to Maurice and Gladys (Coburn) Evans. Jackie lived in Kalamazoo most of her life, graduating from Kalamazoo Central High School. She retired after working 19 years as an elementary school secretary. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo prior to her move to Georgia. She enjoyed her summers with her husband at their place in South Haven. Jackie decorated her house inside and out for every holiday and occasion. She also enjoyed her family and many friends. Jackie was preceded in death by her husband, Dick. Surviving are her children: Mike (Pam) Markillie and Jim (Connie) Markillie; grandchildren: Jessica, Melissa, Brent, Erin, and Nicole; and great-grandchildren: Ella, Conner, Emma, Nicholas, Ava, and Rylinn.

Visitation will be held on Monday (JAN 2) from 5-7 PM at Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo 269-375-2900. Burial and service to be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday (Jan 3) at Grand Prairie Cemetery. Visit Jackie’s webpage at BetzlerLifeStory.com to archive favorite memories, photos, and sign her guestbook.