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Description: Obituary of Madarasz, Martha L.Date: March 4 2009
Newspaper published in: Pittsfield
Page/Column: A6 / 2
Mrs. Martha L. Madarasz, 87, of rural Barry, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at the Barry Community Care Center, Barry.
She was born Sept. 21, 1921, on the Midvale Farm in New Canton to Robert E. and Mary (Koeller) Alfs. They preceded her in death.
She married Frank Madarasz, Nov. 16, 1943, in Peoria. He survives in rural Barry.
She is survived by one sister, Johanna Bruns of Winchester; several nieces and nephews as well as special cousins, Russell and Donna Koeller, James and
Donna Koeller and Mike and Jane Kroencke.
Martha was a member of the Pike County Home Extension. She served as a 4-H club leader for several years. She was a member of the Diocese Council of Catholic Women and was a member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church for 46 years where she also served as organist. Martha had also been secretary and bookkeeper for Sny Island Drainage District for 16 years, as well as past secretary and treasurer for Shearer Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry and from 9:30 a.m. till time of service Saturday, Feb. 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pittsfield. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pittsfield. Burial was in Shearer Cemetery, New Canton.
Memorials are suggested to the Barry Fire Department, the New Canton Fire Department or St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pittsfield