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Obituaries

November 13, 2013

Madaline Dorthulah (Fleming) Sykes

Madaline Dorthulah (Fleming) Sykes, 93, of Georgetown, passed away at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Presence Covenant, Urbana.

She was born on March 31, 1920, in Georgetown, the daughter of Albert Donald and Jessie L. Byerley Fleming.

She was united in marriage to Orville D. Sykes on April 28, 1939, in Newport, Ind., until his passing on Feb. 11, 1995.

Madaline graduated from Georgetown High School Class of 1938. During WWII, she worked at Will-Macs in Danville and later worked for Woolenwear in Georgetown for 13 years.

She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Georgetown. Madaline was an avid Cubs fan, and also enjoyed going bowling and dining out with her friends. She loved being with her family and grandkids. Most of all, Madaline loved her son, Gary, and family.

She will be missed dearly by her son, Gary (Shelly) Sykes of Georgetown; her grandchildren, Brian Mosier of Urbana and Kristen (Erich) Mosier-Hess of Dana, Ind.; her step-grandchildren, Tristin, Trey, Trinity and Ty Seripinas, all of Georgetown; and her great-grandson, Evan Hess. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Raymond Mosier; her five sisters; and three brothers.

A celebration of Madaline’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, Georgetown, with Pastor James Blue officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Georgetown Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Legion Dornblaser Post 203, Georgetown.

Please join her family in sharing memories through her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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