Marcella L. Madden

06/07/1945 - 05/04/2022


Obituary For Marcella L. Madden

Marcella L. Madden
June 7, 1945-May 4, 2022

Marcella L. Madden, 76, Altoona, gained her wings on Wednesday at UPMC Altoona.
She was born in Claysburg, the daughter of the late William H. and Ruby L. (Pattillo) Barnes. Marcella married James K. Madden on January 21, 1962.
Marcella is survived by her loving husband of 60 years; three sons: James K. Madden, Jr. of Koppel, Doug A. Madden of Altoona and Eric R. Madden (Bronwyn) of Mechanicsburg; three daughters: Joey Dee Richardson of Kansas, Carla J. Gregory-Beckton (James) of Altoona and Jerri A. Madden-Delk of Pocono Summit; a brother, Richard A. Barnes (Linda) and a sister, Rhonda Barnes-White both of Altoona; seventeen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and Tracy and Mike LeComte who are loved as family.
She was preceded in death by two brothers: William H. Barnes, Jr. and Ronald D. Barnes; also, two sisters: Evelyn L. Hatfield and Sharon E. Barnes.
Marcella was a graduate of Altoona High School and retired from SKF.
She fellowshipped weekly with her friends in the TOPS group.
Marcella enjoyed reading and playing Bingo, but her fondest activities was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 9-11 am on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 5th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602, followed by a funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Keith Moore. Interment will be held at Blair Memorial Park.
Arrangements are provided by The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602.
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • 05/19/2022

    Nana we love you, I wish heaven had a phone I really miss your voice, laugh, and your voicemails 💜

  • 05/11/2022

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of Marcella (Sissy) .

  • 05/07/2022

    Marcella's legacy of love for family & community will love on for all eternity. Your children & Jim were blessed to have you as their mother & wife. My sons Rick & Brian were blessed to have you as their Aunt. You baby sat for them plenty of times. I was blessed to have you as my sister in law for many years. I am so glad i got to visit you a couple of years ago, with Brian & his family. Rest well Marcella. Jim & family, may God be with you & grant you peace. Edith;

  • 05/07/2022

    May God's mercy and grace be upon your family at this difficult time. May he grant you and the family the strength to bear the loss of your mother. May she RIP My sincere condolences . Linda Jenkins Harrison

  • 05/07/2022

    While I never had the privilege to meet you, I am honored to call your daughter JoeyDee my friend. She shines a light that brightens this world. RiH knowing JoeyDee is making a difference.

  • 05/07/2022

    Marcella(Sissie) was my first babysitter. I am truly saddened to hear of her passing. Her love of children was exemplified in how she raised her family & was truly a matriarch in her own right; extending her love & compassion to the community at large. Sincere condolences to Jimmie & the Children & Grandchildren. Prayers for their peace & comfort as we all share in their loss.

  • 05/07/2022

    Condolences to the family. We talked every day. She especially like to talk about her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. She was the rock of her family. I love and miss her so much.

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Funeral Directors

Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

David J. Mason