Minnie Madelyn “Sissy” Niblack passed away April 22, 2013.
Madelyn was born July 5, 1950 in Pawnee, Okla. to Jim and Irene Fortney of Nelagoney. She was raised mostly in Nelagoney, Okla. She was married to Jesse Clarence Niblack of Sedan, Kan. on July 10, 1967. They lived in several locations but eventually settled back home in Nelagoney.
She was a homemaker who took pride in her home and making sure all visitors felt comfortable and welcome. She always kept it open and relaxed, and she treated everyone like family. She loved hanging pictures of her family members on the walls of her home, and she always went all-out when decorating for holidays.
Madelyn had a deep love for children and was a CASA volunteer for several years. She stood for what she believed in and always had a positive attitude. She was also a regular volunteer at the schools her children attended and believed that education was very important. She always strived to be better in health and in spirit.
She was a member of the Nelagoney Baptist Church, with a deep faith in God. She was an avid reader, liked music, garage selling and traveling. Her favorite trips were to Cozumel, Cancun, Hawaii, Jamaica and Silver Dollar City.
Most of all, Madelyn loved being with her family. She loved having cook outs, going to Green Corn, talking to her sisters on the phone, and spending time with her grandson, Zaron. She was very proud of her kids, grandkids and family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Irene; as well as brothers Harry, Lincoln, Leo and James; and sisters Maxine, LouAnn, Billie, Jean and Cotton.
She is survived by her husband Jesse Clarence Niblack of Nelagoney; her son Jeffrey and his wiwfe, Patricia, of Pawhuska; her son Jason of Nelagoney; her daughter Jessica and her husband, Gabe, of Tulsa; her daughter Jamie of Miami; and her grandson Zaron of Tulsa. She is also survived by brothers Lonnie, David and Darwin; her sisters Sue, Dorothy, Mavis, Deed and Nancy, as well as many other loved nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Thursday, April 25, at the Nelagoney Cemetery. Pastor Martin “Bud” Witt officiated. McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.