On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Madeline E. Moyer of Benton Illinois died at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. 

She was born Sept. 25, 1943 in Patoka to Leonard and Goldie McCrary Bishop.

She married Gerald Moyer on June 18, 1966 in Patoka. 

In her early years, she was employed as a telephone operator at Princeton Telephone Co. and when she married, she and Jerry moved to Benton where he was employed at a coal mine in that area, when the local Kings Mine closed. 

Madeline was employed in the Benton Middle School cafeteria as a cook for more than 20 years. She attended the third Baptist Church at West Frankfort, Illinois. 

She is survived by her daughter, Anna (Tracy) Henderson of Herrin, Illinois; step-son, Gary (Debbie) Moyer of Evansville; step-daughter, Lori Koss of Newburgh; three grandchildren, Jerry, Joseph and Gabbrianna Henderson of Herrin; sister, Ellen Roach of Oakland City; brothers, Jim (Jeanne) Bishop and Don Eugene (Donna) Bisohp of Patoka. She had a very dear friend, Brenna Behn of West Frankfort, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers, Jackie Leonard and Vaughn Bishop; and a sister, Anna Lee Bishop

Services will be Monday, April 6 at 5 p.m. at the Crain Funeral Egyptian Chapel in Energy, Illinois. 

Interment will be at the Egyptian Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 6 until services. 

Madeline has been cremated.