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Description: Obituary of Bradbury, Bessie W.Date: May 6 2009
Newspaper published in: Pittsfield
Page/Column: A6 / 3
Bessie W. Bradbury, age 91, of the Pittsfield Manor in Pittsfield, Il. and formerly of Perry, Il. died Tuesday (April 28, 2009) at the Manor. She was born October 27, 1917 in Pike County, Il. daughter of the late Samual S. and Lorena Manton Bradshaw. She married Francis Bradbury on August 27, 1938 in Chillicothe, Mo. and he preceded her in death on October 18, 1989. Surviving are three sons, Richard Bradbury and wife Dale of Sylvania, Alabama, Earl Bradbury and wife Becky of Gaylesville, Alabama, and Ray Bradbury and wife Reba of Henagar, Alabama; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Barb Suiter; a son, Charles Bradbury; a grandson, Robert Bradbury; five sisters, Mary Friday, Ethel Raper, Alice Moore, Rachael Musgrave, Loretta Buchanan; six brothers, Roscoe, George, Arthur, Tom, Walter, and Clyde Bradshaw. Mrs. Bradbury was a 1935 graduate of Griggsville High School. She was employed for many years as a cook at various restaurants and institutions in and around Adams county. Bessie loved to play bridge and was a member of the Perry Garden Club in Perry, Il. and the Perry American Legion Auxiliary. She attended the Perry Presbyterian Church. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Wilson Cemetery in Perry, Il. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Perry American Legion Auxiliary.