Malvine was a member of the Church of St. Peter, and a former member of St. Michaels Byzantine Church. She enjoyed baking, especially for her church, and in younger years, for a fire department near her childhood home on Elyria Ave. She also enjoyed boating, fishing, cooking, sewing, crocheting and photography.
She is survived by her daughter, Marcia (Joseph) Kukucka of Lorain; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brother, John Elles of Mexico, Missouri; many nieces and nephews; and son, David Karhusz.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph in 1999; her parents, John and Helen (Siska) Elles; brother, Bert Elles; sister, Irene Meyers; and niece, Nancy Meyers.
Friends may call Friday, July 12, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., at Reichlin-Cooley Funeral Home, 2920 Broadway, Lorain. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 13, 2013, beginning with closing prayers at 9 A.M. in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of St. Peter. Father Craig Hovanek will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to the Church of St. Peter, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053.