Madelene L Kostoff

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/25/2011 24:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/25/2011 15:00:00

Madelene L. (Smith) Kostoff, age 81, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Briarfield Nursing Home in Milan, Ohio. She was born on February 26, 1929 in Attica, Ohio to the late Wayland and Ruby (Nagel) Smith and had been a Willard resident all her life. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, the Eastern Stars and the American Legion Auxilary.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Deb Kostoff of Willard; two grandsons, Chet (Heather) Kostoff of Livonia, MI and Dirk Kostoff of Willard; two sisters, Donna Jean (Duane) Funk of Michigan; and Marilyn Arrington of Georgia; a brother, Ronald (Carol) Smith of New Hampshire; a sister-in-law, Helen Rinker of Willard.
In additon to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Chester Kostoff in 1997; and two children, Karen and Greg Kostoff
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Friday, February 25, 2011 from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 P.M. where funeral services will be held at 3:00 the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Memorial expressions can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be made at


susie smith - Mar 12, 2011

Dear John and family, sorry to hear about the loss of ur mother. She sure could brighten the day up with the girls at the Varsity Club. She will be truly missed.

Roger & Shirley Smith - Feb 25, 2011

We just learned of Madeline`s passing. We were sorry to hear about it. You have our sympathy Ron, if you are going to be in town for a while give us a call we would love to visit with you.

Cathy (Smith) Balazs - Feb 25, 2011

I will sincerely miss my aunt “Mad.” I have wonderful memories of her. She was caring, loving and funny. She could always make me laugh. She is in a better place.

Cathy (Smith) Balazs - Feb 25, 2011

I will sincerely miss my aunt “Mad.” I have wonderful memories of her. She was caring, loving and funny. She could always make me laugh. She is in a better place.

Joyce Smith Pearson - Feb 25, 2011

Ron,Donna Jean and Marilyn, and others of Madeline’s family,
Roger sent me Madeline’s obituary via email. Please know that I am thinking of you from afar today as you celebrate her life, and lay her to rest.

Ron Hatton - Feb 24, 2011

Sorry to hear of your sister Madeline passing. Our prayers are with you and all the family.
Ron Hatton

Kenneth Kuhn - Feb 23, 2011

John and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Madeline always was a great mother and wife and I am sure a WONDERFUL grandmother . She was a real saint!! I always smile when I think of her and Chester. We were very lucky to have such good friends and they were a always a HUGE part of that friendship. I wish that I could be there in person to give my condolences. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your friend, Ken Kuhn.

Rick, Trish, and Justin Tarr - Feb 22, 2011

Dirk and family, we are sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts at this time. God Bless.

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Feb 22, 2011

We are so sorry to hear of Madelene’s passing. She was such a nice lady and I remember sharing many a laugh with her whenever I saw her. My mother, Hazel Lewellen, was in pinochle club with her for years. Please accept my mom and dad’s condolences also. May God grant you peace and comfort. She is at peace now.
God Bless,
Cynthia Lewellen Branham
Summertown, Tennessee

Bonnie & Royden Trimnner - Feb 21, 2011

To her family…we had a lot of good times. Royden went to school with her and Bonnie was a good friend of hers. I will miss her and the times at the L & K after church!

Dan Bevier - Feb 21, 2011

I am so very sorry to read of your mother’s passing. She was a corker; just full of spunk! She was liable to say almost anything at any time, but never in a negative manner. I always liked and respected her, as well as your dad. God Bless you and your family.

Joni Polachek - Feb 21, 2011

So very sorry for the loss of your mom. God’s peace and comfort to you all.

Tracey Strong - Feb 21, 2011

We would like to send our sincere condolences out on the loss of your mother. May god be with you all in this very difficult time. Remember all of the good times and hold them near and dear to your heart. God bless you all Tracey Strong (Hatton) and Mary Hatton (Rinker)

Barb Gerber - Feb 21, 2011

I am sorry to hear the passing of your mother.She was a vry nice and kind woman during the time I met and knew her. May she be at peace now.
God Bless!

Brian, Mary and Kayla Bevier - Feb 20, 2011

John, Deb, Helen and families, Really sorry to hear of Madeline’s passing. She was a great lady and always treated us great back in the good ol’ days. No more suffering and she’s home. We love you all. God Bless!