Madeline Emma (Lester) McMullin (1936 - 2013)

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Madeline Emma McMullin, 76, of Sedalia, died of a massive stroke on Thursday January 31, 2013. Madeline was born September 5, 1936, in Arlington, MA, a daughter of the late Christopher and Dorothy Lester.

She is survived by her husband, Glenn McMullin, of the home; siblings: William Mooney, of Plattsmouth, NE, and Dorothy Miller-Paxton, of Lathrop; children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Greg and Helen McMullin (Samuel and Natalie McMullin; Trystin McMullin, Gideon and Hannah McMullin) of Charlottesville, VA; Jeff McMullin (Stacey McMullin and Daniel McMullin) of Wichita, KS; Lori and John Thomas of Austin, TX (Justin Barker; Brooklyn of Jacksonville, FL, Bryan and Shannon Thomas; Elle and Reece of Denver, CO, Lindy and Devin Hayes; Lane, Alex, and Kobe of Olathe, KS, Kelli Thomas and Scott Adam of Overland Park KS); and Carla Hertel (Logan and Jenni Hertel; Ember Hertel, Emma Dieckmann, and Lucas Aldrich) of Sedalia; Madeline's sister, Dorothy Paxton, remains a strong family supporter. Madeline's grandson, Logan Hertel, strongly supported his grandparents over the past 15 years.

Madeline served her community as a Nutrition Education Specialist in Pettis County in association with the University of Missouri Extension Service for 27 years, a career which she loved.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am, Monday, February 4, 2013, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ted Francis officiating. Interment will be at Olive Branch Cemetery. Viewing and family visitation will be 10 am until service time at the funeral chapel.

The family, while appreciating flowers, would also greatly appreciate cash donations to CASA (Citizens Against Spouse Abuse) an organization that supported her in her last years of married life. Condolences may be offered online at

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McLaughlin Funeral Chapel
519 South Ohio Avenue Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 826-8000
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Published in on Feb. 2, 2013
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