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Milestones

Madden 60th Anniversary

Dale and Sandra Madden recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary beginning with a surprise dinner with family from both Illinois and Texas. The party continued throughout the weekend in typical Madden fashion with crazy events planned by their three daughters.
The couple’s love story began when they eloped on February 14, 1958. Attendants at the elopement were Norma and the late James Hannigan. They married again on June 14, 1958 at St. Columba Church with Barbra Bowen, sister of the bride, and the late Wayne Madden, brother of the groom, as attendants. Parents of the couple are the late Harry and Thelma Bounds and James and Ethel Madden.
The Maddens are the proud parents of three darling daughters: Tammie (Kip) Jones of Tyler, TX; Lori Madden; and Cheri (Robert) McConnaughay, both of Ottawa. Dale and Sandy also have six grandchildren: Lindsey (Blake) Kelly, Dustin and Brady Jones, Lauren and Nolan Morse, and Rylee Madden. Dale is retired from the Ottawa Fire Dept. and Bill’s Towing, and Sandra is a volunteer at OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital. With two anniversaries each year, the couple is now technically celebrating their 120th anniversary!

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