Madeline “Granny” Broadfoot, 71, died, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.
She was born May 8, 1938, to William Jack and Laura Bell (Brewer) Pifer in Denver.
She married Karl Darrell Broadfoot Dec. 11, 1953, in Liberal. He survives.
She has been a resident of Liberal for the past 63 years and was a 1958 graduate of Liberal High School.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, where she served in the church as a choir member, nursery aide, Bible school leader, and many other areas.
She was a member of the Women Bowlers Association and Red Hat Society. She was a past member and president of the Garfield and Southlawn PTA, past member of the Jaycee Janes, 4-H Club and was a Boy Scout and Girl Scout Leader and a member of many other organizations. She volunteered for many organizations, including American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Daffodil chairman, Rape Crises Center, Birth Line, hospital and nursing homes. She was named the Unsung Hero, a Woman of Distinction and was placed in the Bowlers Hall of Fame.
She enjoyed her grandkids the colors red and yellow, baking cookies and banana nut bread, roller skating, dancing, playing cards, cutting clippings from papers and volunteering.
Other survivors include two sons, Timmy K. Broadfoot and wife, Cindy, Liberal, and Robert Burkey and wife, Nikki, Liberal; one daughter, Karla Bartel and husband, Audie, Liberal; three brothers, Wesley Pifer, Dallas, Jackie Pifer, Fort Worth, Texas, and Wallace Pifer, Battleground, Wash.; one aunt, Lorena Pifer, Liberal; special friends Dolly Haddock, Edith Scruggs and Rita Isaacs; grandchildren, Leanna Broadfoot, Ryan Broadfoot, Colton Bartel, Quinton Bartel, Tim Broadfoot, Tiffany Broadfoot, Kenny Broadfoot, Brooklyn Burkey and Jacob Burkey; great-grandchildren, Mason Smith and Landon Willams; and one daughter-in-law, Jenni Broadfoot, Wichita.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Tony Broadfoot, and one brother, Joseph Henry Pifer.
o Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at First Southern Baptist Church with Dr. Jack Jacob presiding. As per her wish, her body was donated to the KU School of Medicine.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Oct. 23, at First Southern Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are suggested to First Southern Baptist Church or American Cancer Society in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com.