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Ray P. Madden

Born: Sun., Apr. 16, 1933
Died: Fri., May 11, 2018


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 17, 2018
Location: Hanley and Sons


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 18, 2018
Location: Sumption Prairie United Methodist Church


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Ray P. Madden, 85 of South Bend passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 at home with his loving family by his side.

He was born on April 16, 1933 in Campti, LA to the late Nick and Tinee (Parham) Madden.

On February 15, 1959 in Chicago, IL he married Bettye J. Smith.  Ray worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Chicago, IL for over 30 years retiring as an Engineer Manager.  After retiring Ray and Bettye moved to the Michiana area.

Ray is survived by his loving wife, Bettye, one daughter, Kammye (Jason) Maynard of South Bend; two sons, Kevin (Judy) Madden of South Bend and Kerry (Kimberly) Madden of Granger and nine grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Kara, Mark, Korey, Mary, Kelsey, Meaghan and Annabeth.  He is also survived by two sisters, Bessie Petty of Chicago, IL and Katie Wells of Rockford, IL and one brother, Nick (Irma) Madden of Chicago, IL.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Walters, a sister, Ethel Hall and a brother, Steve Madden.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Ray was a member of Sumption Prairie United Methodist Church, South Bend and the Greene Township Lions Club.

He enjoyed bowling, gardening, computers, reading and writing newsletters for both his family and local Lions Club.  The one thing he loved most of all was spending time with his family.  He will be dearly missed by his family, church family and his numerous friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 17th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at State Rd. 23/W. Ireland Rd., South Bend.  Funeral service will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 18th at Sumption Prairie United Methodist Church, 24535 Roosevelt Rd., South Bend with Pastor Trenton Prieshoff officiating.  Friends may visit one hour prior to service in the church.  Burial will follow at Sumption Prairie Cemetery, South Bend.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Sumption Prairie United Methodist Church or Greene Township Lions Club, 61271 Poppy Rd., South Bend, IN 46614.

The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Madden family.

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Doug and Leilani Hittle
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
May Ray’s wings fly high. May the family embrace God’s amazing love to have carried him home and to know God’s amazing love to carry them through this time!! With Love!

Charlie and Barb Asher
   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
Ray Madden was as fine a gentleman as we have ever known. He was caring, wise, kind, and endlessly entertaining. Beyond that, he and his life were inspiring. We are wishing Bettye and the entire Madden family every comfort at this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing always to everyone who loved him.

Melody Neagu
   Posted Thu May 17, 2018
Kerry, Kim and the Madden Family,

Words, however kind can't mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind.

May you find the strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.

My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Rebekah Magers
   Posted Mon May 21, 2018
Mrs. Madden, Kevin, Kerry, and Kammy,
Extending deepest sympathies from the Magers family.
Love,
Rebekah Magers

Helen Vervaet
   Posted Mon July 02, 2018
I am the daughter( in AZ.) of your friend, a long time ago at Sumption Prairie Church, Dora Lichtenbarger.
I was looking up a friend of mine's obit and saw Ray's.
I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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