Virginia Madsen, 84

Virginia Lee Madsen, 84, of Morris, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at home. 

Born July 27, 1934, in Wabash County, to the late Charles and Lydia (nee Ferris) Purdy.  Virginia enjoyed playing bunco, reading, going to garage sales, and spending time with her family.

Surviving are one son, Clay (Teri) Madsen of Braceville, Ill.; two daughters, Paula (Keith) Knolmayer of Winston Salem, N.C., and Leslie (Bernard) Kahne of Morris; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Thomas Madsen, whom she married Nov. 29, 1957, in Wabash; three brothers, Gene Purdy, Max Purdy, and John Purdy; and three sisters, Mary Jane Anderson, Ruth Hallett, and Louise Martin.

Visitation and services were be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood, Ill., on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.  The Rev. Jan Chandler officiated. Private interment was in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney, Ill. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her name may be directed to Joliet Area Community Hospice.

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Posted on 2018 Sep 04