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Mary R Madison

September 19, 1934 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 87)


Mary Madison would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time.  Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, laughing, and loving is guaranteed.  Food is delicious and you never gain an ounce. She left detailed instructions for her family to celebrate her mission here, which has now been completed. We want to let her know that she did a great job and wish her a safe journey. We will remember her smile, her warmth, her energy, her love for life, family, and friends. She worked very hard all her life, up until the very end. She made a difference in the lives of many.

Our beloved Mary Ruth (Rogers) Madison passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 26th 2021 at the age of 87. She was born in Oxford, MS on September 19th, 1934. Mary was united in marriage to Edward Albert Madison on 8/15/1952 in Aurora, IL. They would have three wonderful children, Barb Madison-Waldrup, Donald Madison, and Jack Madison. Mary is survived by her grandchildren, Mechelle (Mark) Tipton, Craig Waldrup, Stacy (Sean Sharkey) Waldrup, Daniel S. (Jennifer) Booth. Great Grandchildren, Jake, Luke, and Jocelyn Tipton, Daniel Christopher Booth, Morgan Rios, and Nora Sharkey. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Albert Madison; her daughter, Barb Madison-Waldrup; her sons, Donald and Jack Madison; and brothers, Lamar Rogers, James Rogers, and Joe Rogers.  A special thanks to Mary’s nephew, Dave Rogers; his wife, Liz; and niece, Joyce Stumbo. Their help taking care of Mary is greatly appreciated and forever grateful.

Mary worked for AT&T (formerly known as Illinois Bell) for over 40 + years, which she was honored to become one of the first female managers. After retiring from AT&T she went to work for Hesed House. Mary had a heart of gold. She wanted to give back to her community and to help others in need. Mary was a Jill of all trades, with the many hats that she wore. Along the way Mary had met so many people they would become lifelong friends that she would consider them family. After departing from Hesed house in the mid 90’s she went on to become the smiling face behind the counter at BP gas station in Sugar Grove, IL till 2020. Mary would pour her heart and soul into her work and all the people Mary worked with absolutely admired her. There truly wasn’t anything that Mary couldn’t do. Mary touched everybody’s lives and made it a point to make all those she encountered feel important and special.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hesed House at 659 South River St, Aurora, IL 60506. There will be a graveside service at Lincoln Memorial Park - date is pending.

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