Madeleine Beth Obbink, 62, passed away on April 26, 2020, after a lengthy illness. Born in Vancouver, WA, she was the daughter of Russell C. and Madeleine Gayle Obbink. She graduated from Burrell High School in 1976 and Carlow College in 1980, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She was a Elementary school teacher in McDowell County, WV, where she taught at several schools. She was very active in the West Virginia Teachers Association where she held several offices as well as local school activities.

She will always be remembered by her friends and family for her sweet personality and passion for education. Her dog, Copper, was the light of her life and provided her with great comfort.

She is survived by her siblings: Karen (Frank) Dananay, Dirk (Susan) Obbink and Cheryl (Mark) Graff. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Gary Obbink and her nephew, Clay Dananay.

The family would like to thank the McDowell County Hospice, Maples Health Care and her many good friends for the compassionate care she received during her illness.

A service will not be held. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the animal shelter of your choice.

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.