Madeline Iona Herman, age 8 years, 10 months and 14 days, of Gardner, died May 31, 2011 at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
Madeline was born July 17, 2002 in Merriam, Kan. She was the youngest of three children born to Carl Max “Sonny” Herman III and Shera Jean (Smith) Herman.
Maddie attended the Moonlight Elementary School in Gardner. She was known for her smile, makeup artist, hair cutter, lover of pets, dancer, singer and song make upper, chicken eater, hair picker and other special things.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandfathers, Wendell Smith and Carl Max Herman Jr.
She is survived by her parents Carl and Shera Herman, of the home; 14 year old sister, Erin Alison Herman and her 11 year old brother, Dakota Artemus Herman, both of the home; maternal grandmother, Sandra J. Smith of Gardner; paternal grandmother Charolette F. Herman of Morgan Hill, Calif.; paternal step grandmother Carolyn Herman of Shawnee, Kan.; Aunts, Sonja Smith of Gardner and Michelle Bendau of Shawnee, Kan.; Uncle, Wesley Smith of Clermont, Fla.; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral was held June 6, 2011 at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home in Osawatomie, Kan., followed by burial in the Parker Cemetery, Parker, Kan. Memorials to Special Olympics.
Contributions can be made to the Gardner National Bank: Madeline Memorial Fund.