Thomas Thaine “Tom” Madden, 65, of Raymond, Kansas, passed away April 29, 2019 at his residence. He was born on January 7, 1954 in Ellinwood, Kansas, the son of Bill and Wanda (Scheufler) Madden. Tom graduated from Chase High School with the class of 1972, and later received his Associates Degree from Barton County Community College. He was a lifelong Raymond resident. Tom was a farmer and rancher his entire life. He served in the United States Army from 1972-1975 and in the Army Reserves from 1975-1978. Tom was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ellinwood; former school board member for USD 401 for 20 years, serving as school board president for a number of those years; Bell Township Trustee; a member of the Fur Harvester’s Association; and the Kansas Bow Hunter’s Association. He enjoyed riding horses, trapping, hunting, farming, and the mountains in Colorado. Tom lived a life that he loved. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, and brother. Tom is survived by his parents; son, Thomas Wayne Madden and Elizabeth of Sterling; daughter, Julie Boeckman and Matt of Goff, KS; two sisters, Pam and Kerry Hendricks of Great Bend, and Tamara Madden of Hutchinson; eight grandchildren, Alaina, Colton, Emelia, Dustin, Dalton, Madison, Gunner, and Hartley. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Carl and Hazel Madden; maternal grandparents, Paul and Gertrude Scheufler; and grandson, Isaiah Thomas Madden. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 3, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, Ellinwood with Pastor Dave Westner officiating. Burial will be at Raymond Hilltop Cemetery, Raymond, Kansas. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be given to Ronald McDonald House or Healing Heart Ranch in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Birzer Funeral Home
203 N. 7th St.
Sterling, KS 67579
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 1, 2019