Madgeline Prewitt Finley, 81, of Collinsville, Ill., died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Tina Hall.
Madge was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Holcomb, Mo.
On July 21, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., Madge married Earl J. Finley. Madge and Earl raised seven children in Collinsville before moving back to their home in Holcomb. Madge and Earl owned a quilting business in Holcomb after Earl retired from Farm Services. In 2008 Earl and Madge moved back to Collinsville to be closer to their children and their grandchildren.
Madge was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; her parents, Rachel and Edward Prewitt, and a brother, Welton Prewitt.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Mike Hammel, Beverly and David Coombs, Jerris and Richard Breslin, Jimmie and Phil Carter, Tina Hall, Dora and Aaron New, along with her son Randy Finley. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Karissa, Ryan and Chelsey Hammel, Adam and Alex Coombs, Robert and Rachel Breslin, Matthew and Jonathan Carter, Tyler and Sean Finley, Casey, Danielle, Jessica and Sarah Hall, Macy and Allie New; her great-grandchildren, Caleb and Makenzye Hammel, Collin Bowers-Breslin, Eli Binkley, Levi Anderson and Alexander Bowlin. Madge was loved by all of them and well be missed greatly. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Kenny Reynolds; her brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Paulette Prewitt, and a sister-in-law, Frieda Prewitt.
Madge was an avid basketball and baseball fan and would not miss a game in the NCAA College Basketball Tournament each year. One of her fondest memories was the Prewitt family reunion held every year in Arkansas.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 1, at the Landess Funeral Home in Campbell, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 2, at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in the Lloyd Cemetery at Holcomb, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Earl.
Madge's greatest joy was her children and grandchildren, and she was passionate about helping the needy, so in lieu of flowers please make donations to either SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, Hospice Heartland Healthcare, St. Jude Children's Fund, or to Reverend Rice at the New Life Evangelistic Center.