Obituary Listings

Velma M. Madden
There are condolences waiting approval on Velma's Tribute wall
Obituary for Velma M. Madden

Velma M. Madden, age 95, of Bourbon, Missouri passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at her home.

Velma Mae White was born on October 31, 1922 to the late James I. and Ina E. (Birdsong) White, in Murphysboro, Illinois. She grew up and attended school in Maplewood, Missouri. Velma was united in marriage to Thomas Madden on April 22, 1950 in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Following Tom’s service in Korea, their daughter, Joanne was born. They resided in and raised their family in Hazelwood. After retirement, they followed their family to the Bourbon area in 1994. Velma enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren; they were her life. She loved flowers and gardening and enjoyed annual reunions with Tom’s G-3-1-K Marine family.

Velma is survived by her daughter, Joanne Barclay and husband David of Bourbon; two sisters, Verna Laffold of St. Peters, MO and Betty Wesley of Warrenton, MO; one sister-in-law, Reve Madden of Bridgeton, MO; four grandchildren, Chris Conlee and husband Scott of Steelville, MO, Cari White and Cole Ahrens of Bourbon, MO, Chad Barclay and wife Christine of Bourbon and Colleen Waymon and husband Samuel of Bourbon; 12 great grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Madden; her parents, James I. and Ina E. (Birdsong) White; and two sisters, Marie Sewell & Mickey Kennedy.

Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, with Samuel Waymon and Pastor John Blackmore officiating. Interment will follow in Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, MO.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Memorial Contributions may be given to Toys for Tots OR National Wounded Warrior Center PO Box 7275 Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. Please mark your donation in memory of Velma Madden, as there is a donation match in place.

Friends may send online condolences to the family of Mrs. Madden at

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan & Bourbon, MO.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Velma M. Madden, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events





4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080





11:00 AM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Cemetery Details


Bourbon Cemetery

North Service Road West
Bourbon, Missouri 65441

Memorial Contribution

Toys For Tots

10810 Lambert International Blvd.
Bridgeton, MO 63044

National Wounded Warrior Center

PO Box 7275
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Velma M. Madden

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Velma

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.