MASON CITY Patricia A. Madison, 79, of Mason City, died Monday, February 14, 2011, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Per her wishes, a Going Home Celebration was held prior to her passing. Her body will be cremated and there will be a private family inurnment at Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Patricia Madison memorial fund in care of the family. Patricia was born December 7, 1931, in Luverne, MN, the daughter of Charles B. and Addie M. (Tatge) Rolph. Growing up, Patricia lived in Magnolia, MN, Miami, OK, and Worthington, MN. She graduated from Worthington High School in 1949. Patricia married Glen A. Madison on October 6, 1951 in Sioux Falls, SD. They lived in various communities in Minnesota before moving to Mason City in 1956. Patricia worked as a secretary at John Adams Jr. High from 1967 to 1979, at which time she retired due to a disability. Patricia was a member of Grace Evangelical Free Church. She attended Christian Womens Club and was on the Sr. Citizens Center Board - Silver Advantage, where she led a Bible Study group and played the organ & piano. She was very active in the Senior Activity Center. For many years, she served on the board as Deaconess at the First Covenant Church. She also served as Treasurer and sang in the choir. She enjoyed volunteering for Hospice, the Community Kitchen, and Meals on Wheels. Patricia also enjoyed crocheting and genealogy. Patricia is survived by her children: Patty Clevenger and husband Thomas of Mason City, and Glen Allen Madison Jr. and wife Karen of Richmond, VA; 8 grandchildren: Tom Clevenger and wife Amber, Arin McDermott and husband Andy, Michelle Clevenger, Lindsey Clevenger, Lana Capehart and husband Chris, Glen Madison III and wife Barbara, Caroline Madison, and Daniel Madison; 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Glen A. Madison in 1987, her parents, a son in infancy; 1 sister: Avis Klindt and brother: Charles Rolph.
Memorials may be directed to the Patricia Madison memorial fund in care of the family
There will be a private family inurnment at Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery
Per her wishes, a Going Home Celebration was held prior to her passing