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Marshall-Gren Chapel
Wednesday November 18th, 2020
11:30am - 12:30pm

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Memorial Service

Marshall-Gren Chapel
Wednesday November 18th, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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Ida M. Madison

Ida M. Madison, 89, of Richland, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on November 10, 2020, at Upjohn Nursing Home in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Ida was born on April 15, 1931 to Frank & Laura (Johnson) Phillips. Ida is survived by her children: Laura (Russell) Stockwell, Linda (Randy) Taft, Ken (Char) Madison; her grandchildren: Gwendolyn, Bradley (Ryan), Traci, James, Elizabeth, Amber (Brian), Andrew “Andy” (Shannon) and Benjamin; great grandchildren: Preston, Brendan, Connor, Olivia and Ann-Marie; her brother Jim Phillips; her sister Shirley Westphal as well as several nieces and nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Kenneth Oliver; her siblings: Denny, Frank, Bill, Dan, Bev, Lloyd, Dora and Mary. Visit with family and friends on Wednesday, November 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; Marshal Gren Chapel – 120 S. Woodhams St. in Plainwell. A Memorial Service will follow at 12:30 at the same location. Due to COVID-19 concerns, it is recommended that people that attend please wear a mask and observe social distancing, as well as any of the current CDC guidelines imposed on the day of the event. While visiting Ida’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family.

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Tom and Jackie Tweedy Nov 17 2020 3:17 PM

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From Julie, Maddy and Mikey Peters Nov 17 2020 1:14 PM

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Nov 16 2020 10:17 AM

Thank you, Laurie, we definitely had some great adventures. We always enjoyed you and your Mom, she became "Alert Bert" with our Camping Gang, and enjoyed it when she joined us for our get together at the Lodge at Northwinds.

Lolly Nov 14 2020 1:29 PM

Rest in peace. Larry Johnson

Laura Johnson Nov 13 2020 3:45 PM

Mrs. Madison was one of my favorite people in my neighborhood. I met her the summer before 4th grade, and at the time she was a stay at home mom. Her daughters were my best friends and the Madison family became an important part of my life. Mrs. Madison became my second mother and she watched over me and loved me. She had a great smile, infectious laughter, and always saw the best in everyone. She would let us put on talent shows in the basement, ride the horses, and go for bike rides, but we always had chores to complete before we could go. She taught us responsibilities and gave us opportunities. The Madison family took me on a trip with them to New York and Rhode Island that I will never forget. We had so much fun. There were six of us and we camped and slept in a pickup truck with a camper on the back for a week or more. When the Madison family first moved to my neighborhood they had a pet skunk named Flower. Not all mothers would have tolerated that. My mother and Mrs. Madison were great friends. They went camping, played cards and had big cookouts with the Boy Scout family. Mrs. Madison will forever have a special place in my heart. I know she will always be in heaven watching over her family, friends, and me. Rest in peace. I love you. Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson Nov 13 2020 3:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ida Madison

Frank & Beverly Freeland Nov 11 2020 11:03 PM

Sorry, it should say Ginger and Gary

Ginger and Gary Nov 11 2020 9:18 PM

I have so many memories of Aunt Ida, always kind to us. We havent been able to visit her for a long time but she is often in our thoughts:) Loved her and Uncle Ken:cry:

Hinger and Gary Nov 11 2020 9:17 PM

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Nov 11 2020 9:10 PM