Madelene Reynolds

Madelene Reynolds

Madelene Reynolds of Portage (formerly of Plainwell) went to be with her Lord January 9, 2012. Mrs. Reynolds was born July 7, 1916 in Pearl, Michigan, to Winfield and Cora Bell (Tuttle) Bunce.

On March 20, 1933 she married Wm. Orville Reynolds and for many years they owned and operated a dairy farm in Kalamazoo where they raised their five children. After retiring from the farm they operated an antique business. She enjoyed ceramics and gardening, and at age 60 started oil and water color painting. Madelene was a wonderful Christian mother and a true homemaker. She will be remembered as a generous Christian woman with a sweet spirit that touched many lives, one who was always busy helping others. She was a happy, healthy person. Madelene was very much loved and will be greatly missed.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Orville; her daughter, Helen Zinn; 5 brothers and a sister.

Surviving are four children, Bill (Ann) Reynolds and Evelyn (Jack) Smith, both of Kalamazoo, Joyce McBain (Jerry) Tiller of Plainwell and David (Robyn) Reynolds of Hastings; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Mable Bunce and Eleanor Bunce; many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with her family beginning at 10 A.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., funeral celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo.

Contributions in memory of Madelene may be made to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission or Loaves and Fishes.

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  1. Donna Brannum/Florence Try says:

    Joyce and Jerry, I send my love and best wishes to you and your family. I’ll miss madelene. She was a delight to me and my mom.
    But, she is walking the street of gold and seeing Jesus face to face. Praise God for His salvation. Love Donna

  2. Dawn Forney says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.Madelene was a resident at Emerald Park and lived just down the hall from me.I got to know her and found I had bought things from her ant. store in Martin.She was such a sweet lady . I used to call her speedy .I have the spoonrest that she gave me when she moved to remember her by.

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