Vera was united in marriage to Joe Madden on June 30, 1949 in Dodge City, KS. She started her working career as the principle secretary at the Dodge City High School. After moving to the Kansas City area, Vera worked at the Lake Tapawingo City Office for 25 years before her retirement in 1993. She enjoyed playing cards and bowling.
Survivors include sons, David Madden (Dana) of Independence, MO, Evan Madden of Independence, MO; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Joe Madden; parents, Henry and Laura Strange; daughter-in-laws, Cynthia Madden, Cynthia Madden, Cheryl Madden.
A private inurnment will be held Monday, November 27, 2017 at the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs, MO. Memories of Vera and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.