Avis Blaskey Madden, 92 of Springfield, MO passed away on Thursday November 8, 2018 at her home at The Gardens Assisted Living. She was born February 11, 1926 in Ogden, IA to Michael and Ida Lindhall Blaskey. She was united in marriage to Paul S Madden on November 24, 1946, in Ogden, IA. After living in Estherville, IA and Albert Lee, MN, she and Paul moved to Fairfield, IA in March of 1951 with their two children.
Avis was a homemaker but also worked part time for the Fairfield Ledger and later as a secretary in the Registrar’s office at Parsons College. She also assisted Paul with the Des Moines Register Agency. They opened the Fairfield Real Estate office in 1970 where Avis was one of the first women to receive a real estate license. She retired in 1988.
Before moving to Springfield, MO in 2002, Avis was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church, Hannah Circle, T.T.T., Chapter 39 O.E.S, Chapter HA P.E.O and Mother Advisor to the Rainbow Girls for a number of years.
She is survived by one daughter, Nancy (Madden) Weber of Springfield, MO, one daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Madden of Columbia, SC, 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Avis is preceded in death by her husband Paul Madden, one son Ronald P Madden, one great grandson Darren M. Weber, her parents and all of her sisters and brothers.
Due to a family emergency, the visitation and Graveside Celebration of Life service has been postponed to a later date.
Memorials may be made to Methodist Church. Cards and memorials may be mailed to Tiffaney Strope, 322 East Sequoia Street, Republic, MO 65838