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Madelyne Loretta Prout

Funeral services for Madelyne Loretta Prout, 80, of Indianapolis, formerly of Urbana, will be at noon on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 1310 N. Sixth Street, Champaign. The Rev. Rickey Parks will officiate.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

proutMrs. Prout passed away at 6:05 p.m., January 16, 2017 at Northwest Manor Health Care, Indianapolis.

She was born August 8, 1936 in Columbia, Miss., to the union of George Ben Hendricks and Velma Averett Hendricks. She was the third oldest of seven children.

Around 1939-1940 the Hendricks family relocated to the Champaign-Urbana area, where Madelyne attended Lawhead Grade School. She graduated from Champaign High School.

After graduation she attended nursing school. During this time she met and married Theodore Prout. To this union, six children were born.

The family relocated to the Rantoul area where they raised their children. Madelyne’s children were her greatest joy. She was known to work two to three jobs in order to provide for them.

Madelyne was a jack-of-all-trades—she did everything from bartending to helping the youth find summer employment.

She eventually retired from Merry Maids to be a stay-at-home grandma, with which she took much pride.

Madelyne succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease after a 15-year battle.

Leaving to cherish her loving memories are her children, Pamela (Leslie) Chambers, Tampa, Fla., Michael (Nicole)Edwards, Lawrenceville, Ga., Crystal (Dennis) Peacock-Bigham, Champaign, Monique (Deon)Adams, Indianapolis; brothers, George (Shirley)Hendricks, Champaign, Mickey (Beverly) Hendricks, Indianapolis, Richard (Delores) Hendricks, Urbana, Anthony Hendricks, Cedar Rapids, Ia., Alan Hendricks, Grants Pass, Ore.; sisters, Dolores Hendricks and Carolyn McKenzie, both of Champaign, and Patricia Hendricks, Chicago.

Other survivors include 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Ernest Hendricks, Sr., two sons, Derrick and Keith Prout, and one newborn grandson.

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