George Edward


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George Edward Madden

Sep 30 1916 - Jan 20 2007

Mr. George E. Madden, formerly of Melissa, McKinney and Plano, Texas passed away January 20, 2007, in Colorado. He was born September 30, 1916, in Pulaski County Missouri to Daniel Brook and Nora (Haley) Madden. Mr. Madden married Johnnie Mantooth on June 7, 1945, in Melissa, Texas. Mr. Madden worked his way through SMU after the war and received a Bachelors degree from SMU in 1949.He was an Accountant for the V A Hospital, City of McKinney and later worked for the Lighthouse for the Blind. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of McKinney and the McKinney Lions Club. Mr. Madden served his country during WWII in the U. S. Army Air Corp as part of the 100th Bomb Group in the 351st Squadron where was the Top Turrett Gunner in a B-17 and remarkably survived 34 missions out of England and received many commendations/medals including 6 bronze stars for Air Offensive Europe, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He is survived by his son, John E. and his wife Jenny Madden of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter, Helen Elizabeth Madden Johnson of New Smyrna Beach, FL, formerly of Allen; grandchildren, Ken, Camie, Emily, Erica and Natalie Madden, and Jordan and Brinton Johnson; sister, Virginia Raskin of Knoxville, TN; and brother, Jim Madden of Owensville, MO. His wife Johnnie M. Madden preceded him in death in 1980. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Janaury 27, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. in the Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, TX . Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Friday to pay their respects and sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening beginning at 6:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a charitable contribution in his name to the Talking Book Program, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927. This program gave Mr. Madden great relief from the blindness caused by glaucoma in his final years.
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