MADONNA E. PERSONS,widow of the late Rev. Milton G. Persons, retired Elder (former NIC), died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City, IN (260/244-5122). A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jean Ness officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Columbia City. Survivors include: her son, Charles David Persons of Columbia City; daughter, Gretchen Greubel of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials can be given to the Columbia City UMC Building Fund, 605 Forest Pkwy., Columbia City, IN 4672. Condolences can be sent to Charles David Persons, 516 W. Spencer St., Columbia City, IN 46725.