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Ardis Leota Madland

Inwood, IA: Ardis Leota Madland, 99, of Inwood, Iowa, died Friday, October 26, 2018 at Fellowship Village in Inwood. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 29, at 10:30 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Inwood with Rev. John Wolf officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery of Inwood. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Sunday, October 28, at Porter Funeral Home of Inwood from 5:00-6:30 PM. Memorials may be given to Fellowship Village or Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Leota was born on December 31, 1918, near Inwood, Iowa, the daughter of Cornelius and Eva (Thompson) Hemness. She graduated from Inwood High School in 1936 and worked at the Model Market in Inwood and the J.W. Robinson Department Store in Los Angeles, California.

On January 12, 1944, she married Dallas “Bud” Madland at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Inwood. Leota was a homemaker, wife and mother and she worked for Dr. Foss and at the Inwood Furniture Store. She was a dedicated member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Inwood and was active in community/church organizations, civic/school fundraising, and was a longtime Cub Scout Leader. Leota moved to Fellowship Village in June of 2008.

Survivors include her children, Marsha (Ken) Heimgartner and their daughter, Jill (Mike) Shuman; Brian (Lois) Madland and their daughter, Tess (Brad) Taylor and their family, Annika and Brian; Roberta Madland and John (Beth) Madland and their sons, Jeff and Christopher. Also surviving is a sister, Eleanor (Dick) Schemmel of Inwood. Leota was preceded in death by her husband, Bud; parents, Cornelius and Eva; and siblings, Glenn Hemness and Crystal Howard.


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM ,Sunday, October 28, 2018
Porter Funeral Home ~ Inwood
102 South Main Street Inwood, Iowa, Lyon 51240

Funeral Service

10:30 AM ,Monday, October 29, 2018
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
302 North Oak Street Inwood, Iowa, Lyon 51240

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Remembering Leota with sympathy. She was the sweetest! Our family enjoyed her years with us at the furniture store. May the memories of Leota and those special times you shared together be of comfort to you now and in the days ahead.

Renae (Dowdey) Kramer Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Leota. Please pass along my condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Nick Howard Oct 27 2018 12:00 AM

I didn't know your mother, but I knew Roberta well, as we both attended Westmar College in LeMars in the late 1960's. Can't attend the funeral, but maybe I can get to the visitation on Sunday. My previous name was Rhonda Silberstein. I now live in Primghar. Where are you living Roberta? Feel free to contact me at: elegantpoodles@yahoo.com or my phone number is 712-957-3500 and I do have an answering machine is not home. Rhonda Westphal

Rhonda Westphal Oct 27 2018 12:00 AM

Our moms lived together during the Model Market years. They were dear friends ever after. Having your mom be down the hall from her at Fellowship Village made all the difference for my mom during her stay there. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers as you experience the loss of your dear mother. She was such a lovely spirit.

Karolyn Kahl Anderson Oct 27 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to read about Leota. I sorry I won't be able to attend the service as I will be in Minneapolis that day. Sure would have been nice to see all the Madland's again. God Bless you all


Warren E. Niemeyer Oct 27 2018 12:00 AM