A memorial visitation for Gloria B. Madere, 78, Lawrence, KS, will be from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. She died Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar, Lawrence, KS.
She was born on October 8, 1931 in New Orleans, LA, the daughter of Dennis and Genevieve (Sevin) Bourgeois.
Mrs. Madere moved to Lawrence five years ago from Waveland, MS after hurricane Katrina.
She graduated from St. Stephens High School in New Orleans, LA and attended Southern Mississippi University for two years.
She was a Senior Services County Coordinator in Hancock County, MS for many years.
Mrs. Madere was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence and was a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Willow Springs, MO and St. Francis Catholic Church in Metairie, LA and she was also a member of the Alter Society. She was a member of the PTA, a Girl Scout leader, a homemaker, and a seamstress for Mardi Gras Krewes.
Survivors include: two daughters, Frances Marie Helmers, and husband, John, Willow Springs, MO, and Catherine Reid, and husband, Edward, Lawrence, KS; one son, John Adam Lanclos and his wife, Lorraine, Waveland, MS; two sisters, Audrey McDaniel and Valerie Zehender, both of New Jersey; 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Lanclos, Sr., and later Eldridge “Butz” Madere; and one son, Andrew Lanclos, Jr. in 1998.
The family suggests memorials in her name to Relay for Life which may be sent in care of the mortuary.