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July 29, 1924—March 19, 2015 Helen Madge Hise Madison passed away peacefully at Cumberland House Hospice in Crossville March 19, 2015 in the early morning at the age of 90 years. Madge was born in Shawneetown, IL, to Roy and Protha Bennett Hise July 29, 1924. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Sandy Harrington of Tierra Verde, FL, and Linda Arth Greer of Wood River, IL. She was also preceded in death by her parents and brother, Donald L. Rocky Hise of Woodsfield, OH. She is survived by her son, Larry Madison of Crossville and five grandchildren, Michael Madison of Naples, FL, Eric Arth and Tim Arth of Edwardsville, IL, Bill Seabrook of Orlando, FL, and Ryan Harrington of Tierra Verde, FL. There are also nine great-grandchildren. Madge married Wayne Madison in December 1942. After the end of WWII, they raised their three children in Edwardsville, IL. When they divorced in 1969, Madge moved to Windermere, FL, and was hired by Walt Disney World, which was under construction near Orlando. During her 20-year career as purchasing department file clerk, Madge lived in Winter Garden and Leesburg, FL. After retirement from Disney, Madge lived in Bethalto, IL, where she resided in Villa Rose, and in Crossville. Visitation for Helen Madge Hise Madison will be at 9 a.m. with burial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in McLeansboro, IL, with the Rev. Shaun Vineyard officiating. In place of flowers, please support cancer research and hospice. Obituary information courtesy of Bilbrey Funeral Home in Crossville. The Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro, IL is in charge of all the arrangements.
Published on  March 23, 2015
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