Mary L. Madden

Mary Lou Cecilia Kriner Madden

86 of Monticello died at 7:43 am, Sunday, June 30, 2013 at I.U. Health White Memorial Hospital.

She was the first child born to the late Alexander A. and Thelma (Traylor) Kriner on October 31st, 1926. On September 1, 1947 in St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Indianapolis, she married the love of her life, Robert J. Madden MD who survives.

She attended St. Phillip Neri Catholic Grade School and St. Mary Academy High School in Indianapolis. Mary Lou completed her BS degree in Nutrition at Indiana University at the age of 57. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Monticello. She was a devoted volunteer to families in need in Indianapolis, Monticello and Haines City, FL. The center of her life was her Catholic faith and her family. Bob and Mary Lou loved to travel and visited Europe and their family in Japan. She was active all of her life; enjoying golf, bowling and all card games, including bridge and slam bang.

She is held dearly in the hearts of her husband of 65 years; her only sister Barb (Jim) Herron of Indianapolis; her children, Michael (Nancy) of DePere, Wisconsin, Steven (Jennifer) of Elma Washington, Karen (Jen) of Portland, Oregon, Janet (Mike) Gettelfinger of New Albany, Indiana, William (Erin) of Aloha, Oregon, Thomas (Kyoko) of Singapore, Jeffrey (Laura) of Noblesville, and Shea Ford of Indianapolis; nineteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many beloved cousins.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, William and her daughter Linda Susan.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home . The Rosary will be prayed at 3:45pm at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church with Father Gerald Borawski celebrating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the White County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 323, Monticello, IN 47960., or a favorite .

You may sign the online guestbook at:

Funeral Home

202 S ILLINOIS ST Monticello, IN 47960
(574) 583-5777

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 2, 2013