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Mary Madeline Worden

Madeline Worden, nee Callahan, 96, of Swansea, IL, born July 31, 1914, in Kirkwood, IL, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Cedar Ridge Healthcare Center, Lebanon, IL.                           
Mrs. Worden was a retired executive secretary for Flo-Con Systems in Champaign, IL. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Lee Worden; her parents, Martin and Blanche, nee Berry, Callahan; her twin sister, Maxine Murphy; a sister, Dorothy Weeks; a brother, John Callahan; and a nephew, Patrick Murphy.

Surviving are her daughter, Marsha Lee Holland of Swansea, IL;   
two granddaughters, Heather (Tim) Daly and Sarah (Charlie) James;
and three great-grandchildren, Truman James, Wini James, and Myles Daly.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Private graveside services will be held on July 31, 2011, Madeline’s 97th birthday, at Biggsville Cemetery, Biggsville, IL.

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Condolences Left For Mary Madeline Worden

    Marsha, I was saddened to read of your mother's passing. Being neighbors, we sorta grew up together. I remember when I would come over to your home and we would exchangeclippings and articles from Hollywood. Kids don't do that anymore. I didn't realize your mother was raised in Kirkwood. I am guessing maybe your father was in the service when they met, don't know how they got to Fisher, but glad they did, your father was a great guy. We will keep your family in our prayers.

    Clifford Wilson, Granite City, IL, 62040

    Marsha, our sympathy to you & your family at this sad time. Kenna & I remember playing at your house & especially the birthday parties. We just recently mentioned you & wondered how you were doing. Prayers to all of you.

    Jan Kellar Sutton, Pensacola, FL, 32504

    Marsha, So sorry to read of your Mom's death. You were so fortunate to have her for so many years. My Mom has been gone for 23 years, but I still think of her daily. I loved playing at your house because you had the Kitty doll from my favorite TV show "Gunsmoke". Those were the good old days. May God bring you comfort at this sad time, and your memories bring you joy and peace. Kenna Kellar Beard

    Kenna Kellar Beard, mahomet, Illinois, 61853

    I was so sorry to read of Maddy's passing. She was a lovely person. Earl and I were very fond of her. In the days and weeks ahead, let your memories bring you comfort and peace. Take care.

    Harriett Shapland (Mrs. Earl P. Shapland), Champaign, IL, 61822

    At such times, we need to go to God’s Word for comfort. The Bible helps us to understand how Jehovah and Jesus feel about death.

    (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those in any sort of tribulation through the comfort with which we ourselves are being comforted by God.

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