|Birth: ||Dec. 31, 1919|
|Death: ||May 11, 2002|
Daily Freeman Journal Mon, 13 May 2002
Messenger/Fort Dodge, Ia. Tues. 14 May 2002
MADALENE J. SMITH, 82, Blairsburg, died Saturday, May 11, 2002 at Hamilton Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wed., May 15, 32002 at Foster Funeral Home, with Mr. Merlin Silverthorne officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Madalene Jenett Smith was born December 21, 1919, daughter of Jep N. and Myrtle A. (Jones) Smith in Claremont, Minn. She received her education in rural schools in Minnesota and Iowa and attended Kamrar High School.
She married Ray A. McCoy on November 5, 1938, and they lived in Webster City, Mason City, Rockford, Ill.. LaPort, Texas, moving to Fort Dodge in 1947, where Mr. McCoy died on January 30, 1965. On April 15, 1967, she married Dean F. Gadbury of Fort Dodge. They divorced in 1970.
She worked at Hamilton County Courthouse microfilming county records for four years before moving to Hampton in Franklin County, where she also microfilmed county records. She served as Fanklin County deputy recorder for six years before retiring Dec. 14, 1984. She moved to the country west of Blairburg upon retiring and lived there at the time of her death.
She is survived by a sister, Eva Lavender, brother Kenneth W. Smith, and nieces and nephews. She was peceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers James M. and Eldon G. Smith, and sister Billie Swenson.
She was one of Jehovah's witnesses and attended the Kingdom Hall in Webster City.
Created by: Betty
Record added: Jul 17, 2012
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