George M. Madden, 77, was born in Maryville, MO, on November 13, 1934. George passed away at home surrounded by his wife and loved ones on October 26, 2012, due to complications of gastric cancer. He graduated from Maryville HS in 1952, then attended MU, Maplewoods CC and Rockhurst University.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Laneata Madden and brother, Larry Madden. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Charlene Madden; brother, Bob (Carol) Madden; sister, Marilyn Brown; 5 children, Steve (Jeanna) Madden, Edie (Kim) Hays, John (Jennie) Madden, Stacie Madden, and Quent (Shelly) Madden; 3 stepchildren, Pam (Bob) Riley, John (Sherri) Griffin III, and Tim (Lori) Griffin. 16 grandchildren, Nicholas Hays, Jessie Cook, Shannon Hays, Jim Mertell, Andrew, Ryan, and Kelley Madden, Melanie, Ian, and Kiley Madden, Michelle and Brian Riley, John Griffin IV, Amanda, Libby, and Sam Griffin; and 5 great grandchildren, Ava and Peyton Cook, Serenity Hays, Isabelle Mertell and Carter Riley.
George worked for General Motors/EDS for 37 years in data processing. He had an incredible zest for life and had never met a stranger. George was an active member of St Therese Church, St Vincent de Paul Society and YMCA. Over the years he kept active as a Boy Scout leader, member of AARP, founding member of the Northland Genealogy Society and president of the local SAR chapter. He enjoyed dealing in antiques. He donated over 6 gallons of blood.
He and Charlene were foster parents and CASA workers. They traveled to all the 50 states and many countries abroad as well as several cruises.
Rest peacefully Dear George, pain free! You are now one of our angels. All our love, go in peace.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Wednesday October 31, 2012 at St. Therese Catholic Church. The Family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Tuesday at St. Therese. A Rosary will be said at 6 PM Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be suggested to St Vincent de Paul Society Pantry c/o St Therese Church. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.dwnwhitechapel.com
(Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer’s Sons White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119, 816-452-8419)