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Elsie Madison

August 13, 1920 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 100)

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Elsie Theresa Madison of Carlisle, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday, January 8, 2021.


Born August 13, 1920 in San Pedro, California, she was the daughter of Takenosuke Ito and Shigechiyo (Goto) Ito.

Elsie married William Wallace Madison on December 21, 1951 in Nagoya, Japan and was predeceased by her brother, Henry; sister, Mary; her husband William; and her son, Alan.

Surviving family includes her son: William (Nancy) Madison, Jr., of Carlisle and her daughter: Donna (David) LeBarron of Santa Clarita, CA.


Elsie and her husband were owners and operators of Madison’s Grocery in South New Berlin, NY and Uncle Bill’s Restaurant in Sherburne, NY.

Elsie was an avid knitter and would ask anyone she met if they knew how to knit too.

She attended Valley Bible Baptist Church in Cobleskill, where she put her knitting to good use in both the Prayer Shawl and Precious ministries. She also enjoyed working with the Seedline Ministries (Bible Publishing).

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30AM on Saturday, January 23, 2021 with visitation from 10:30-11:30AM prior at the Valley Bible Baptist Church, Mineral Springs Road, Cobleskill.  Live stream of the service can be seen at or through the Valley Bible Baptist Church Cobleskill, NY Facebook page.

Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC, 134 River Street, Middleburgh is honored to be caring for Elsie and her family

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January 23, 2021

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Valley Bible Baptist Church, Mineral Springs Road, Cobleskill
Mineral Springs Road
Cobleskill, NY 12043

Memorial Service
January 23, 2021

11:30 AM

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