Madeline Gennie (Mulkey) Stripling

Madeline Gennie (Mulkey) Stripling, 88, a resident of Dickinson, Texas, passed away May 10, 2017, peacefully.  She was born in Galveston, Texas, on June 14, 1928.  Madeline is preceded in death by her mother Gennie Befano Sheppard Kelso and father Clarence Sheppard.

In earlier years Madeline was a nurse at Magliolo Clinic.  She was an assistant and secretary of Shrine of The True Cross Catholic School.  She worked for Ford Aerospace and retired from Lockheed Martin as an administrative assistant in Mission Control.

Madeline had a God given talent to sing.  She sang for many weddings and enjoyed it.  She also loved to sew.

Madeline was a member of Shrine of True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson.  She was involved in the Altar Society, Parish Festivals and other various aspects of the parish.

Madeline is survived by husband, Luke Stripling, daughter Kae Mulkey Matulnes and husband Mike, granddaughter Brittinee Christopher and husband John, grandson Brent Matulnes, one great grandson Luke Braeden Christopher, step-daughter Pam Gulley, and step-sons Mike Stripling, and Jeff Stripling.

A visitation in her honor will be held 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Monday, May 15, 2017, with a rosary at 7:00 pm at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church, Dickinson, Texas.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church, Dickinson, Texas.  Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Texas.


  1. Madeline was such a kind and loving person to everyone.

    May she be singing with the Angels.

    Annette Snow Falks
  2. Love you Madeline. We are going to miss you so much.

    Lana Clark
  3. My condolences to Luke and family on the loss of Madeline. I had the honor of hearing her beautiful singing voice. A lovely lady.

    Linda Steber
  4. Praying for Uncle Luke and the family. I am so glad I got to know Madeline a bit, when she’d visit Miller Grove and the Striplings.

    Lots of love,
    Lauren (Bettye’s daughter)

  5. I am so sorry for the Stripling’s family loss. May God give you peace. Kay

    Kay Fritz
  6. I am so sad to hear about her death! She was a big part of the Galveston County Master Gardeners because Luke is an active member. I remember years ago on the way home from a conference (on the bus) from Wichita Falls, she sang the National Anthem. It was amazing and gave everybody chills. I loved her and I will miss her. Blessings to Luke, her family and friends.

    DottI Krustchinsky
  7. Prayers and condolences for a very nice lady

    Elaine Tacquard
  8. Grandpa Luke, I am so very sorry for your loss. May God cover your heart with peace and strength in this difficult time.

    Angela Stripling (Mikki)
  9. It is with deep respect and a very full heart that I happen upon this sad news I love Luke and his family for many years extending back to the old KGBC Radio days. I remember Mrs. Genni Stripling well. She was the apple of Luke’s eye. Luke if you see this note your wife loves you present tense. God Bless you in Christ Jesus always from Charles McCullough.

    Charles McCullough

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