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Avis E. "Elaine" Madden, 73, of Leesburg, IN passed away at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at her home. She was born on May 2, 1945 in South Charleston, W. VA to Arlie B. & Delpha (Belcher) Payne.
She graduated from DuPont High School in DuPont City, W. VA and was married on April 20, 1970 in El Centro, CA to Richard P. “Rick” Madden who survives. She retired in 2007 from Rohm Haas in Warsaw and was formerly a waitress & at a local boat company. She grew up in Campbells Creek, W. VA, and lived in Arizona and Ligonier, IN before moving to the Leesburg area 35+ years ago.
She enjoyed gardening, traveling, flowers, and her family.
She is survived by:
2 Daughters – Kristina Patrick & Heather Madden both of Leesburg
Son – Shane (Erica) Madden of Umatilla, FL
8 Grandchildren and 1 Gt. Granddaughter
2 Sisters – Phyllis Morris & Edana “Susie” Moten both of Charleston, W. VA
3 Brothers – Johnny (Barbara) Sparks of Ligonier, Leslie “Bubby” (Evalynn) Payne of Quinwood, W. VA, and Glen “Chubby” (Pat) Payne of Quinwood, W. VA
She was preceded in death by her parents & brother – Jack Sparks.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd 15, Warsaw, IN. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN with Shane Madden officiating. Private burial will take place in the Mock Addition of the North Webster Cemetery at a later date.
Preferred memorial may be given to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.