Madge Christine Baze

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Madge Christine Baze, 99, formerly of Metz, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. She was born Sept. 14, 1919, in Metz, Mo., to Paul I. and Roxie M. (Cary) Lyons. On April 8, 1939, she was united in marriage to Dryden Baze in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1985.

Madge grew up in Metz and graduated from Metz High School. For 35 years she served as Postmaster in Metz until her retirement. In 1998, she moved to Nevada where she has continued to reside. Madge was a member of Rinehart Christian Church. She enjoyed quilting, was past President of the Vernon County Genealogical Society, and was well known for her cooking.

She is survived by one daughter, Lora Johnson and her husband, Gary, Richards, Mo.; two sons, John Baze, Rich Hill, Mo., and Ed Baze and his wife, Mary, Independence, Mo.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Dryden, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Homer Lyons and Howard Lyons; and an infant daughter, Wanda Carol Baze.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Kevin Moyers officiating. Interment will follow in Balltown Cemetery in Horton, Mo. Friends may call after 1 p.m., Thursday, and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Memorials are suggested to Rinehart Christian Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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