July 24, 1926 - December 4, 2016
Mr. Otis Guy Madden, 90, of Louisiana, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the Maple Grove Lodge Nursing Home in Louisiana. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Louisiana. The Rev. Bill Maupin will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 9th at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. Burial will be in the Eolia Cemetery in Eolia, Missouri. He was born July 24, 1926 in Eolia, Missouri the son of Otis George Madden and Edna Graham Madden. He married Rosalyn May Hermann January 2, 1952 in Louisiana, Missouri and she preceded him in death October 5, 2003. Otis is survived by his son, Otis A. Madden of Louisiana, Missouri, two daughters; Rose Ellen Copenhaver (Richard) of Leonard, Missouri and Juanita M. Thomas (Dean) of Louisiana, Missouri, two granddaughters; Rebekah Rose Madden of Franklin, Georgia and Maria Nicole Howes (Steven) of La Belle, Missouri, Two great grandchildren; Derek Howes and Anna Belle Howes both of LaBelle, Missouri. He was preceded in death by two brothers; George Alexander Madden and Robert Andrew Madden. Otis graduated from the Eolia High School in 1944. He was a veteran serving with the 71st United States Army Division in World War II. He had helped liberate numerous people held in Concentration Camps in Austria. He began his career as a Telegraph Operator with Gulf Mobil and Ohio Railroad Company in the 1950’s and retired from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad in 1986. Otis was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 226 in Elsberry, Life member of VFW, Disabled American Veterans, and Odd Fellows. He was a member of the American Legion Riders in the country until he lost his eyesight. Otis was the 2012 Missouri American Legion Rider. He was also an avid fan of flying, buying his first plane in the 1960’s and charter member of the Great River Flying Club. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisiana, Missouri. Otis was a very avid motorcycle rider and had been riding since the 1944 and rode until he lost his eyesight in 2015. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Wheeler, Leroy Tolson, Glenn Riley, Alan Koebel, and Frank Swarnes. Active pallbearers will be Derek Howes, Mike Osborne, Patrick Reid, Dan Wiley, Ron Long, and John Miederhoff.
Mr. Otis Guy Madden, 90, of Louisiana, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the Maple Grove Lodge Nursing Home in Louisiana. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Louisiana.... View Obituary & Service Information
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