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Ruth Madron - December 07, 2008

Ruth Lucile Madron departed this life Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was 92 years old.

Ruth was born in McCook on Feb. 17, 1916, to Raymond Vear and Edith May (Lytle) Huet. She graduated from McCook High School in 1932.

Ruth was united in marriage to DeWitt Clinton “Clint” Madron in McCook on June 9, 1933. To this union six children were born. They made their home in McCook where Ruth was a busy mother and homemaker. She was also employed by the Nebraska Department of Social Services for 17 years until her retirement.

She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and Railroad Auxiliary. She enjoyed her pinochle card club, her flower garden and traveling. She especially loved the time spent at the cabin on Enders Lake with her children and grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Raymond and Edith Huet; her husband, Clint Madron, on Nov. 1, 1973; daughter Jane Svendsen; three grandchildren: Nathan Madron, Andrew Sandman, and baby Svendsen; two sons-in-law, Rudy Mieth and Warren Kindler; one brother, Donald Huet; and sister Dorothy and husband Roland Belknap.

Survivors include her children: Donnalee and husband Herb Malany of Boise, Id., Marcia and husband Ed Overton of McCook, James Madron of Castle Rock, Colo., William ‘Bill’ Madron and wife Judi of McCook and Cynthia ‘Cindy’ and husband Kirk Sandman of Wauneta; son-in-law Gene Svendsen of Lakewood, Colo.; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be given in her name to Memorial United Methodist Church or Hillcrest Nursing Home.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during business hours and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may send condolences to the family at

Funeral Services will be Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, 11:00 a.m., at the Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.