Madalene Alice (McCann) Arter
03/13/1922 – 01/05/2010


Madalene Alice (McCann) Arter , 87 of Zanesville died 10:15 PM Tuesday, January 05, 2010 at the Cedar Hill CAre Center following a lengthy illness.

She was born Monday, March 13, 1922 in Dresden OH the daughter of Floyd and Mozelle (Downs) McCann. She was married on Friday, January 23, 1942 to Robert W. Arter .

Madalene was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her family was central to her life. She was a member of Muskingum Co. Chapter of Daughter’s of the American Revolution, a 45 year Red Cross volunteer, a memebr of the Bethesda Hospital Senior Bethesda League and a member Trinity United Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her husband, Robert of 68 years, Madalene is survived by a son Loren (Linda) Arter of Springboro, Ohio, daughters – Linda (Robert) Sowers Jr. of Zanesville and Lynnette (Daniel) Leckrone of Lewisville, Ohio. Grandchildren; Shannon Sowers of Columbus, Erin (Tim) Dunn of Zanesville, Kevin (Aimee) Sowers of Cambridge, Hillary (Rodney) Nethers of Dayton and Hayley Leckrone of Barnesville. Great-grandchildren: Taylor and Kaleb Sowers, Madeline and Mason Dunn and Lincoln Daniel Nethers .

Madalene was preceded in death in addition to her parents by a brother Loren L. McCann who died in September of 1943.

Friends may call Friday January 8th, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday January 9th at the funeral home with Dr. Richard Boyer officiating. Burial will conclude in the Zanesville Memorial Park Zanesville OH .

Arrangements are being handled by the Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Ave. Zanesville Ohio. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit