Elsie “Madge” Vicory

Elsie “Madge” Vicory, 79, passed away Dec. 9, 2018. She was born in Joplin, Sept. 29, 1939.
Vicory graduated from Aurora High School in Aurora. She also received a BA in psychology from Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City.  After moving from Kansas City to Joplin, she owned and operated her own merchandise store for several years. Many a times you could drive by her house and see her out in the yard planting flowers or making some crafty project. She loved being outdoors, whether it was gardening or camping, hunting or fishing. She also loved sitting on her patio drinking coffee while watching the birds and squirrels play. She instilled that love in her children.
Vicory is survived by: husband, Phillip Vicory, of 36 years; three sons, Darrell (Mary) Osborn Jr.; Steve (Deana) Greenhaw, and John Greenhaw, all of Springfield; daughter, Vanessa (Paul) Zuraw both of the home; brother, Earl VanBeek of Joplin. Seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and Good friends that have became family over the years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bernard VanBeek and Charlene VanBeek and brother, Eddie Barnes.
Memorials may be made to Watered Gardens. Visitation was held at Parker Mortuary Dec. 14, 2018. Arrangements under the direction of Parker Mortuary.


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