James Bartley Madden, 73, of Bunker Hill, Kansas, died on Friday, November 15, 2013, at his home.
Jim was born on April 04, 1940, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of William and Alice (Lindberg) Madden. Jim moved to Bunker Hill when he was 5 years old and graduated from Bunker Hill High School in 1958. Immediately after graduating high school, Jim joined the United States Air Force and served from 1958 to 1962. After serving his country, he attended Pratt Junior College and Ft. Hays State University. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Sharon K. Hawkins on October 02, 1971 in Ellsworth, Kansas. Jim and his family lived in Sylvan Grove for a few years but he spent most of his life in the Bunker Hill and Russell County area. He worked as a land surveyor and was employed with several companies over the years. The last few years before retirement he decided to own and operate his own land surveying business. He was a member of the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, was a Mason and member of the Lyons Club for many years. He enjoyed drawing, reading, crossword puzzles, bird watching and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his daughter and grandson.
Surviving family include his wife Sharon of the home, daughter Alison Voos and husband Darren and grandson Mark Voos all of Bunker Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and half brothers Billy and Wilbur Madden.
A graveside memorial service to celebrate Jimís life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at the Bunker Hill Cemetery in Bunker Hill, Kansas with Pastor Earl Haggard officiating. A military honor guard will be performed by the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240. A cremation service has been selected by the family. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Tuesday at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas. The family will be present to greet guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Tuesday evening. Memorials may be given to the James B. Madden Memorial Fund and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.