Madeline A. Matney, 72

Madeline Annie Matney, 72 of Gilman, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013, at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. also at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Madeline’s memory will live on as she was a tissue donor. Memorials may be directed towards the family. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Madeline and her family. Phone 641-844-1234.

Madeline Albers was born on November 19, 1940, in Gilman, Iowa to John Albers Sr. and Irene Campbell. On April 17, 1958 she was united in marriage to Francis Matney in Marshalltown. She was employed at Delong Sportswear Incorporated for 20 plus years as a seamstress and a homemaker. Madeline enjoyed talking on the phone, sewing, loved to read and collect newspapers and magazines, had rental properties and just liked to help anyone out. She also had just joined Facebook and enjoyed to follow all of her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 54 years, Francis; mother: Irene Edgeton; children: Julie (Mark) Bjelland of Marshalltown; Doug Matney of Iowa, Louisiana; Barbie (Court) Hembree of Gilman; Becky (Mike) Strawn of Gilman and Laura (Chris) Kuesel of Gilman. Grandchildren: Brenda, Chris, Jessi, Jason, John, Steffanie, Bethney, Carsen, Jenni, Jake, Adam, Brianne, Matthew, Samantha and Katie. Great grandchildren: Maddie, Elizabeth, Wyatt, Lily, Aidon, Lauren and Tate. Siblings: John (Linda) Albers Jr. of Arkansas; Larry Albers of California; Denny (Toni) Albers of Arkansas; Glenn Edgeton of Florida; Dennis (Martha) Edgeton of Eldora and Albert (Judy) Albers of California; Brenda Porter and her beloved Bouvier dog and golf cart companion C.J. She will truly be missed by many.

Madeline is preceded in death by her father, stepfather; Laverne Edgeton and granddaughter Jill McMeekin.