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Bettye J. Madden

Born: Thu., Jan. 12, 1939
Died: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Location: Hanley and Sons

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Location: Sumption Prairie United Methodist Church

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  Bettye J. Madden, 80, passed away in her home on November 7th, with her loving family by her side, following an extended illness.

  Bettye was born on January 12, 1939 in Hernando, MS to the late Eddie and Ginnie Mae (Polk) Smith.

 On February 15, 1959, in Chicago, IL Bettye Smith married Ray P. Madden. Ray passed away on May 11, 2018.

 Bettye is survived by her daughter, Kammye (Jason) Maynard of South Bend, sons, Kevin (Judy) Madden of South Bend and Kerry (Kimberly) Madden of Granger. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren; Michael, Matthew, Kara, Mark, Korey, Mary, Kelsey, Meagan and Annabeth.  Bettye is also survived by her sister; Carla Jean Smith of Memphis, TN, her brothers; Cleavon (Mary) Smith of Baldwyn, MS, John Kennedy (Mary) Smith of Memphis, TN and Michael Smith of Memphis, TN. Preceding her in death, her parents, husband, daughter, Kimberly Walters, sisters; Irene Oliver and Iretha Herron, brother; Henry Lee Smith.

 Bettye enjoyed making porcelain dolls, sewing, gardening and missions.  Bettye was an active member of the Sumption Prairie United Methodist Church, enjoying the fellowship and friends.

 Bettye will be dearly missed by her loving family, church family and numerous friends she made during her life journey.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bettye’s honor to the Sumption Prairie United Methodist Church, 24535 Roosevelt Road, South Bend, IN 46614.

 Visitation will be on Thursday, November 14th from 4:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at 23421 State Road 23/West Ireland Road, South Bend. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 15that Sumption Prairie United Methodist Church. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service.  Burial will follow at Sumption Prairie Cemetery.

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

 Condolences may be expressed online thru our website:  www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes@com



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Susan Bucholtz
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
Bettye was such a light of faith and love. A faithful servant and such a gift of hospitality always. She always had a welcome hug in a BIG way. We are saddened to hear of her passing. We will always remember her for her deep involvement with her family and with everyone she met. Also, her smile and excitement to live every moment to the fullest. She was such a blessing to us and her prayers were awesome. We know she is with Jesus now and that can give us all comfort and joy. Probably serving Jesus in every way she can or just enjoying the blessing of being in heaven. Our prayers for all of her family and those who knew her. We loved her dearly, Terry and Susan Bucholtz

Carol Foldesi
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
I have fond memories of Bettye going back many years. She was our paper delivery lady who I don’t believe ever missed a day no matter the weather. My boys went to Greene school with her sons and they were as sweet as Bettye. May her family draw comfort from good memories. Rest in peace Bettye.

Barbara (Priester) Weigand
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
Heaven has gained a sweet, loving and very giving angel in Bettye. I was introduced to her at SPUMC by my mom, Annie Priester. Bettye was a very special friend to my mom and together they shared many wonderful memories working side by side at church activities. From the moment I met Bettye, I felt embraced by her warmth and kindness. To Bettye's family and friends, my deepest sympathies. She was a remarkable woman whose many gifts and loving presence will be greatly missed.

Beth Borkowski McFarland
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
I have fond childhood memories of the Madden family. Bettye was a genuine, loving and kind person with an easy laugh. She was a blessing.

Mary Reed
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019

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