Madia Leona Cummings Hogan

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Madia Leona Cummings Hogan, age 97 (6/13/1919 - 12/21/2016), of Nevada, passed away peacefully at her residence.

Madia was born in Kansas City, Mo., and was the daughter of Flora May and William "Pop" Cummings. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked at the Missouri State Mental Hospital for many years.

Madia enjoyed writing and playing music and singing songs of praise to her Lord, Jesus Christ. She ministered as a guitarist and was on the worship team at the Pentecostal Assembly in Nevada for 18 years. She accompanied her daughter, Maxine, in nursing home ministries in the area. She served as the Missionary liaison each month to keep the church abreast of the happenings on the mission fields that the church supported. She wrote poetry about the Lord, which she shared with hundreds of people for many years in many places. Her love for the Lord was so profound and evident to all who knew her and loved her because of her great faith in her Lord.

Madia was an artist and had a gift for painting beautiful pictures using oil paint on canvas; an avid gardener who grew the most beautiful flowers (with roses being her specialty!) and vegetables; and she loved the sunshine and being outdoors, pulling weeds, and singing praises to God!

Madia had six children: James Robert Bell, Al Ronald Bell, Carol Ann Gammon, and Gary Lynn Gammon, all who preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter Madia Maxine Thompson, and her husband, William, of Nevada, and her son, Jack Spitzner, and his wife, Karen, of Hartford, Ill. She has 26 grandchildren, about 43 great-grandchildren, and about 25 great-great grandchildren and a number of step-grandchildren whom she loved dearly and was dearly loved by them.

A special thank you to Madia's daughter-in-law, Linda Gammon, widow of her son Gary, for her special love and care of Madia in her final days here on earth.

She will be dearly missed until we gather together on that grand reunion day in heaven!

Memorial funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the Ferry Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Hogan's cremains will be buried beside her husband in the Sheldon Cemetery at a later date.

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