Madgie Lorraine (Rakes) Nally
DEFIANCE-Madgie Nally, 85, of Defiance passed peacefully on March 2, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at Mercy Heath St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was born in Gill, West Virginia on October 9, 1934 to the late John "Sherman" and Perlina (Lambert) Rakes.
She enjoyed crafting and crocheting and in her early years was an expert squirrel hunter. She looked forward to daily phone conversations with her sister-in-law, Virgie Rakes.
In addition to her parents, Madge is preceded in death by her first husband, Ewell Lambert; her son, Verlon Lambert; sisters, Mamie Mullins and Geraldine Rakes; brothers Frank Rakes, Vernon Rakes, Bub Rakes and Bethel Rakes; and a step-grandson, David Young.
She is survived by her husband, Clifford Nally of Defiance and her son, Ernie (Tina) Lambert of Cloverdale; her brother, Ernie (Trudy) Rakes; and sister-in-law, Virgie Rakes, both of Defiance; her beloved grandchildren, Ben Lambert and Megan Lambert, who brought her such joy. Also surviving are five step-children, Gregory (JoAnne) Nally of North Royalton, Karen (Daniel) Young of Holgate, Kenneth (Mary) Nally of Defiance, Steven (Roxanne) Nally of Westerville, and Jacqueline (Gregory) Howard of Lancaster; twelve step-grandchildren; eighteen step great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins that rounded out Madge's life.
The family wishes to thank the caring team at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima for their support of both Madge and the family.
Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Oakwood. Burial will follow at Prairie Chapel Cemetery. Family and friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 12:00 p.m. on Friday until the time of the service.
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