Madison “Maddie” Young Hightower

Madison “Maddie” Young Hightower, 9, of Overland Park, passed away Sept. 21, 2010 at her home.

Maddie was born Nov. 3, 2000 in Kansas City, Mo., to Matthew Young Hightower and Dolisa “Lisa” Maria Smith. She was a fourth grader at Oak Park Carpenter Elementary. She was a very special child with beautiful “Blue Eyes” and a strong spirit. Although Maddie could not verbally communicate, she could do so through her sparking blue eyes and sweet smile. She touched everyone who met her.

Maddie is survived by her mother, Lisa, and sister Kailyn Nichole Smith of the home; her father Matthew Hightower, Grain Valley, Mo.; grandparents: Tom and Kay Hightower, Grain Valley, and Anna Lee Smith, Gardner, Kan.; Uncles: Rob and Chuck Smith, Gardner and David Smith, Ottawa, Kan.; Aunt Lee Ford, Olathe, Kan.; and Aunts Bannon, Mindy and Janie all of Grain Valley.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 27, 2010 at Bruce

Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, KS 66030. A Sharing of Memories will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Madison Hightower Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com