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11.17.17 Issue

Madeline Rose Katzman passed away Nov. 10 at age 95. She would have celebrated her 96th birthday on Nov. 16. Services were held Nov. 13 at Golden Hill Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan of St. Louis, MO, sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Carol of Overland Park, KS, Larry and Danna of Silver Spring, MD, and Howard and Katie of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren: Melissa of NYC, Yosef and Shanny of Cincinnati, OH, Rachel and Elliot Fliegelman of Chicago, Avigail of Philadelphia, PA, Paul of Atlanta; Gabe of Tiveria, Israel, Eli of College Park, MD, and Adam Schatz of Atlanta, GA; and five great-grandchildren.

She was born in St. Joseph, MO, to Bertha and Joseph Chernicoff, she moved to Kansas City, MO after high school, where she met her future husband, Maurice Katzman, whose family had temporarily relocated its upholstered furniture business, Mastercraft Furniture, during World War II. Married in 1944, they were together for 61 years, until Maurice died in 2006.

Madeline was a longtime volunteer for Reach to Recovery, a breast cancer survivor program of the American Red Cross, as well as for Methodist Hospital, Haddasah, Beth Israel Synagogue Sisterhood, and Jewish Federation of Omaha’s Women’s Philanthropy.

Memorial donations may be made to Beth Israel Synagogue, Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, Susan G. Komen Great Planins or the organization of your choice.