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Marilou (Stitt) Madden

July 16, 1923 ~ February 6, 2018 (age 94)

Marilou (Stitt) Madden, age 94, of Dallas, TX, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital, Dallas, TX, surrounded by her family.

Marilou was born July 16, 1923 in Elberfeld, IN, to the late William Roscoe and Irma (Voelker) Stitt. She was raised on a farm near Elberfeld, graduated from Elberfeld High School in 1940 and then Evansville College, Class of 1944 with a Bachelor's Degree. She was married in May 1944 in Kingsville, TX to James Arthur (Jim) Madden of Elberfeld and remained there until the end of WWII. In 1945 she moved back to Evansville for 3 years, and then to Philadelphia for 3 years where Jim worked with Servel Inc. In December of 1951 they moved to Lincolnwood, IL, a suburb of Chicago, where they raised their family and stayed 62 years. She loved her host of friends at Westmoreland Country Club, Wilmette, IL and at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Skokie, IL. In 2014 she moved to Dallas, TX and made Park Cities Presbyterian Church (PCA) her new church home. Marilou was a remarkable woman naturally making many new friends wherever she went. She loved bridge, NBA basketball, and her family. A special thanks to her caretakers who loved on her continually.

She is survived by her sons William R. Madden (Kim) of Lake Forest, IL and James D. Madden (Margaret) of Dallas, TX; sister Marge Posthauer of Menlo Park, CA; sister-in-law, Clara Stitt of Dallas, TX; grandchildren Berkeley (William) Litton, James A. Madden II, William Robert Madden III, and Katie Madden; and great-grandchildren, Richard Henry Litton II and Margaret Louise Litton.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 51 years, Jim, and her brother William A. (Bill) Stitt.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2018 at Nobles Chapel Cemetery at 5478 E. Nobles Chapel Road, Elberfeld, IN with the Reverend James A. Madden II officiating. Burial will be at Nobles Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a direct memorial to Reformed University Fellowship, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, at

Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville are handling local arrangements.  

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