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“So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Libby Phillips - Overland Park, KS

“Madeleine... you are a beautiful and wonderful being on earth and in heaven. it was wonderful working with you and being your friend. you and Bill...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. Miss Madeline was a wonderful lady. She was a preschool teacher to many of our children. She certainly will be...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Rusty and Jane Beebe - Des Moines

“Sorry for your loss, it is hard to loose a parent at any age. Billy take care of your family,they will always be the biggest part of your life, ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Campbell

“Madeleine was a beautiful woman inside and out. She will be missed. Prayers to you. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Jenelle Rosine

“Bill and family I am so sorry for your loss. She truly was a special person. She will be missed. Kathleen larson. Alleman ia ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Madeline was surely a one-of-a-kind gem. She made an impact in the lives of many of us - friends, neighbors, community, work & faith. I will...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy Obermeier - Charles City, IA

“She was always a warm and friendly when she would come up to school for one of her children's events. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Royetta Wells - Ankeny, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Your mom (and wife) always had a smile and a friendly hello for me whenever we talked. She loved talking about her children...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Denise Janssen - Polk City, IA

“I was so very sorry to hear about Madeleine's passing. She was one of the nicest most genuine people I have ever known. Years ago several of us had...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Vicki V Miller - Ankeny, IA

“Bill and familyShe was a very special lady! May she rest in peace. Prayers to all of u. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Borts - Alleman, IA - Friend

“Bill,My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Madeleine was such a positive person. I was always awed by the support she gave to you and to...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Steve Kappos - Clear Lake, IA

“So sorry for your loss Bill. She was a wonderful lady and Gary and I had some great times at E Free with the old gang.Much love. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Donna Bruns - Des Moines, IA

“I'm so sorry for you're loss coach, I always enjoyed visiting at meets with her n watching how you took great pride n care was the greatest thing I...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Dave Hodson - Berwick, IA

“I am so sorry to hear of Madeleine's passing. I was able to see Madeleine at the Iowa State Fair this year! She still had that beautiful smile that...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Montgomery - Fort Dodge, IA

“My condolences to the Taylor family. Madeleine was one of the nicest woman I have ever met. She had a smile that would light up a room and was kind...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Michele Millar - Boston, MA

“Thinking of you all... Her smile was one in a million and always made her eyes twinkle. What a beautiful soul to have known... ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Julie Brown - Polk City, IA

“Our prayers are will you and your family, Bill. May God's comfort and peace surround all of you each day. He is as close as the mention of His name. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: David and Joy Gibson - Burnside, IA

“Sorry to hear about Madeleine thoughts and prayers go out to bill and the entire family !! ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Randy Jurgensen

“RIP Madeleine,f friends forever! I'm Sorry for your loss Bill, & family! ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Claudia Capps - Des Moines, IA

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Madeleine Taylor, 70, of Polk City passed away September 18, 2016.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 6 to 8:00p.m., Wednesday, Sept.21, also at the funeral home.
Madeleine was born March 3, 1946 in Kansas City, MO. She graduated high school in 1964, and then graduated from Central Missouri State University in 1968. She was then married to William A. Taylor August 31, 1968. They made their home in Warrensburg, MO while Bill finished his Master's degree.
She worked for Missouri Social Services Dept. until they moved to Adel, IA, and she went to work for the Iowa Social Services Dept. in Adel.
Together she and Bill led the high school church youth group at the Methodist church in Adel.
In 1973 they moved to Polk City where they raised their 4 children.
Madeleine was involved with a number of church activities at the Evangelical Free church for a number of years. The church later combined with Lakeside Fellowship in Polk City. She also had an in-home daycare that she ran for nearly 15 years. She then started teaching pre-school at Bethany Reformed Church and also went to work for Maurice's distribution center. She was the kid's activities manager while Bill was coaching, making sure they made it to each activity.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, and spending time with her friends in a couple of social groups.
Madeleine is survived by her husband Bill; 4 children, "Billy" (Sarah), Leigh (John) Salter, Clay (Lindsey), Linnae (Jacob) Buckles; 6 grandchildren, Klarissa, Kira, Sophia, Alyssa, Nathan, and Emma; 1 great-granddaughter, Jaylen; a brother Bill (Connie) Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Inez Johnson, and a sister Cathy Gifford.
Madeleine believed in the Lord and never had anything negative to say about others. Even in her battle with Parkinson's, her smile and attitude would light up the people around her.