Madene M. Simpson, 85, Wabash, formerly of North Manchester, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Dec. 28, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash.
Madene was born Aug. 2, 1931 in Greensburg, Ky. to Burble H. and Della M. (Wright) Simpson. She graduated from Laketon High School in 1950. She then worked as a bookkeeper for Laketon Elevator from 1950-1970. Madene also worked for many years as a secretary at Hively Manufacturing, Roann, and then as a manager of the Plaza Laundry. She later retired from Peabody Retirement Community in 1999 after ten years of service.
Madene was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Red Hat Society, attended Laketon Wesleyan Church and also North Manchester United Methodist Church, and volunteered at Peabody Retirement Community, taking residents to appointments after her retirement. She loved her dogs and her cat “Sophy.” Her humor carried over from her southern heritage from Kentucky. Madene will be missed by all her family and her many friends.
She is survived by one brother Welby Simpson, Glen Rose, Texas; three sisters: Geneva Hively, Wabash; Georgia (Dave) Ervin, Wabash; and Phyllis (Richard) Vanderpool, Columbus, Ohio; one stepsister, Lois (James) Phillips, Phoenix Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held at a later date.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Madene Simpson, memorial contributions can be made to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Ave, Wabash, IN 46992.