Effingham Daily News
---- — Madonna Maude Schwarm, 86, of Loogootee, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown, with Tom Suey and Bill Kistler officiating. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery, Loogootee.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Friendship Ministry for Disabled Adults, Chesterfield Presbyterian Church, 15037 Clayton Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017, or Paraquad, 5240 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com. Madonna was born on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1926, in Sefton Township, to Frank and Maude (Workman) Springman. She married Earl L Schwarm on Feb. 11, 1950, in Corinth, Miss., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1985. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was a partner in the family farm and she was always caring for others. She is survived by sons, Michael (Marianne) Schwarm and Russell (Beverly) Schwarm, both of Farina; daughters, Ina (Max) Becraft of Dunlap, and Mary Wright of Maryland Heights, Mo.; brother, Frank Springman of St. Elmo; sisters, Phyllis McElheney of Metamora, and Iris Hall of Town and Country, Mo.; five grandchildren, Stacey (Brad) Austin, Shelly (Scott) Reynolds, Crystal Lucas, Melissa and Christina Becraft; four great-grandchildren, Eli, Abram and Laela Austin and Andrew Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Thurman and George Springman; and four sisters, Mildred Goldsboro, Madge Brown and Bertrice Scribner, Mary Belle Springman.
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