Madalyn V. Eckart
Madalyn Virginia Pitman Eckart, 85, Corydon, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
Born April 17, 1924, in Minneola, Kan., she was the daughter of the late Charles Roy and Grace Russell Pitman.
She graduated from Laconia High School in 1940 and served as a clerk at the Laconia U.S. Post Office until 1941. She was a member of Corydon Presbyterian Church, where she served as one of the first female ruling elders and in several other capacities to include serving currently as a deacon, in women’s organizations, as a Sunday School teacher, a cook at Camp PYOCA for several years, the fellowship committee and in the Emmaus community. Other memberships included Tri Kappa, Order of the Eastern Star, the Grange and Homemakers Clubs, and she was a 4-H leader. She was co-founder of the Eckart Supply wholesale business in 1962 and worked actively in it until 1987.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathryn Pitman Kintner and Fern Pitman Beckort; a brother, Russell Pitman; and a granddaughter, Heather Dawn Eckart.
Survivors include her husband, Everett Eckart; two sons, Charles Eckart and Gerry Eckart, both of Corydon; a daughter, Sara Eckart Golden of Westlake, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: Wednesday, June 3, at 2:30 p.m. at Corydon Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow the service.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Corydon Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.