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Shirley Jean Madden, 79, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, formerly of Newton, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, surrounded by her loving family.
Graveside Funeral Services will be Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., in the Haven Hill Memorial Gardens in Olney, Illinois, where Jean will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband.
Jean was born on April 3, 1944, in Noble, Illinois, the daughter of Raymond and Neva (Hough) Dickerson. She married Kenny Madden on November 3,1962, in Shawneetown, Illinois. Kenny preceded her in death in 2002 after forty years of marriage.
For much of her life, Jean was a loving and devoted homemaker. Outside the home, she worked at E. R. Moore in Newton. She was past president of the Newton Junior Women’s Club and a member of the Eagles Club in Olney. Jean was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching repeats of the Cubs 2016 World Series Championship. She also was a big NASCAR fan with Jimmie Johnson her favorite driver. Jean enjoyed fishing and boat rides with Kenny, but the joy of her life was her family and grandsons Carson and Chandler, and great grand-daughter Kennedy Drew Madden. Family trips to Disney, cruises, and visits to Las Vegas were also some of the highlights of her life. Jean will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Jean is survived by her son Kevin and wife Sheryl of Mt. Carmel; grandsons Carson and wife Courtney of St. Louis, and Chandler and wife Cortney of Mt. Carmel; one great granddaughter, Kennedy Drew Madden. Also surviving Jean are brothers-in-law Don Stoll, Doug (Eldean) Madden, Jeff (Jackie) Madden; sister-in-law, Nancy Madden, along with several nieces and nephews.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters Patricia Billingsley and Judith Stoll; brother-in-law, Glenn Billingsley.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s memory to Operation Share or the Wabash General Hospital Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the graveside or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry St. Mt. Carmel, IL 62863.
Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Jean’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Madden family, please visit www.keepesfuneralhome.com
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Olney, Illinois 62450
Olney, Illinois 62450