Jefferson City News-Tribune, January 1, 2004,
Virginia Lee Maddox, 94, Centralia, MO passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at the Stuart House in Centralia.
She was born on November 17, 1909 in Reform, MO the daughter of the late W.O. and Margaret (Berry) Baker. She was united in marriage to W. Lee Maddox on December 24, 1929. Mr. Maddox preceded her in death on April 1, 1973.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughter, Peggy Smart Galloway and her husband Lyndell of Centralia, her grandchildren, Steve Smart of Tebbetts, Susan and Nathan Martin of Centralia, and Sherry and Jeff Buck of St. Joseph, Michigan, her great-grandchildren, Brian, Neal, and Elaine Martin, and Austin Buck. Her parents, husband , two sisters, Lillian Baker Lamar and Margaret Baker Mealy Watson, and one infant brother preceded her in death.
Mrs. Maddox graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. Degree in Education. She was a teacher in the Callaway County and Jefferson City Schools for over 42 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Tebbetts where she was treasurer, played piano, and taught Sunday School. She was a member of the United Methodist Women's Club, Rebekah Lodge, Extension Club, D.A.R. of Fulton, Jefferson City Community Teachers' Association, Missouri State Teachers Association, and P.T.A.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Rev. Rick Gressman officiating. Interment will be in the Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 2, 2004 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Lee Maddox Scholarship Fund,