John Madden

John O. Madden

Wednesday, October 3rd, 1945 - Friday, October 4th, 2019
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John O. Madden, 74, of Cummings, KS died Friday, October 04, 2019 at the Midland Care Hospice House in Topeka, KS.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Nortonville, KS with Fr. Lazar Carasala as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Effingham, KS. A parish rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 with visitation following until 8:30 PM at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison, KS. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Church or St. Ann’s Cemetery or Knights of Columbus and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

John was born October 3, 1945, in Horton, KS, the son of George and Angela (Blocker) Madden. He graduated from ACCHS in 1963 and then worked as a core maker for Atchison Castings/Rockwell until retiring in 1999. John was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Local 6943 Steelworkers Union. He enjoyed taking care of livestock, attending auctions and going to Branson, MO. John was a supporter of 4-H, having been named a Friend of 4-H and received the CE Sells Award. His children described him as a very loving father.

John married Dorothy Sanger on July 8, 1967 at Immaculate Conception in St. Joseph, MO. She preceded him in death on April 26, 2009. Survivors include a son Paul Madden, Topeka, KS, a daughter, Christina (Rick ) Madden-Hill, Wamego, KS, eight brothers, Jim (Nancy) Madden, Atchison, KS, Mike (Karen) Madden, Topeka, KS, Ralph (Rita) Madden, Effingham, KS, Louis (Nonna) Madden, Topeka, KS, Bill Madden, Junction City, KS, Alva Madden, TX, Henry (Kathie) Madden, Norman, OK, Jerry Madden, Effingham, KS, three sisters, Frances Robinson, Atchison, KS, Irene Madden, Atchison, KS, Mary Kimmi, Everest, KS and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded by his parents, two infant children, John and Tammy Madden, a brother Paul Madden and sisters Helen Hagen and Lois Sage.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home
    800 Kansas Ave
    Atchison, KS 66002
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    Rosary at 6:00PM
  • Service

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    221 N. Sycamore
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    Fr. Lazar Carasala
  • Interment

    St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery
    301 William St
    EFFINGHAM, KS 66023
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Private Condolence

Sharon Blakley

Posted at 10:00am
Extending sincere sympathy to the family. Sorry for your loss. Larry and Sharon Blakley

Cecilia Rush

Posted at 12:47pm
Paul & Christina:
We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad.
You are in Our Thoughts & Prayers.
Cecilia & David Rush

Robert Blocker

Posted at 05:47pm
John was a cousin who always stood out for his kinship, he will be missed. Bob Blocker

maryann higley

Posted at 01:01pm
So sorry for your loss sending our deepest sympathy. from Wayne and Maryann Higley

Donna Franklin

Posted at 04:33pm
Such a wonderful Uncle. Always a smile. Always in my thoughts even far away. Sending Love and Prayers to Paul, Christina and Rick.

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