|Madoline Elloise (Whiteside) Kell, 87, Dahinda, was called home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ at 2:40 a.m., December 19, 2011, surrounded by her family.
She was born July 1, 1924, in Mount Sterling, Illinois, to Orville Wesley and Leta Marie (Johnson) Whiteside. She was reared in Galesburg, Illinois, and graduated from Galesburg High School in 1942.
She worked at Gale Products from 1942 - 1949, in Galesburg, Illinois, where she was an inspector. During WW II she received the Army-Navy "E" Award for her work in the war effort. She was in charge of inspecting airplane turning bank indicator parts. It was at Gale Products where she met her future husband. She married William Edward Kell at the First Presbyterian Church on May 9, 1948, in Galesburg, Illinois. She resigned from Gale to become a full time homemaker and mother to their two daughters. She later went to work at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, Illinois, as head housekeeper. She enjoyed her retirement by spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Madoline was a loving sister, wife, mother and grandmother, and will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Sharon (Carl) Young, Dahinda, Illinois; Marilyn Brooks, Dahinda, Illinois, four grandchildren; Kelly (Anthony) Brooks-Vaupel, Dahinda, Illinois, Carl (Annette) Young, Alexis, Illinois, MSgt William (Karrie) Brooks, Great Falls, Montana, Sarah (Andy) Blake, Galesburg, Illinois; eight great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two brothers; Del (Bobbie) Whiteside, Kelso, Washington; Richard (Judy) Whiteside, Portland, Oregon. Her parents; Orville and Leta, sister; Marilyn Joan Whiteside, four brothers; Wes, Claude, Clair and Larry Whiteside, and son-in-law; Robert Brooks precede her in death.
Cremation rites were accorded at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville, Illinois, and a Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on Sunday, January 1, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Galesburg First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Ron Scarlett officiating. Memorials may be made in memory of Madoline to the Alzheimer's Association. She suffered from Alzheimer's for fifteen years, of which the last three were spent in the Knox County Nursing Home. We hope and pray that one day no one must lose a loved one to this terrible disease. Online condolences and sympathy cards can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com