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VELMA K. BRADLEY

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

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Velma K. Bradley
Velma K. Bradley, age 97, formerly of Presbyterian Village, died early Monday, March 12, 2007, at the Fort Scott Guest Home Estates. She was born February 26, 1910, in Redfield, Kansas, the daughter of Algernon Arthur Kibble and Myrtle Eunice May Kibble. She attended and graduated from the District 40 School south-west of Redfield. As a young woman, she worked at the Old Goodlander Home for Children. She later worked for the Frigidaire division of General Motors in Dayton, Ohio, for twenty-two years. She was a life member of the International Electrical Workers Union in Ohio. She married Everett Swan in 1933. He preceded her in death in 1965. She married James Wolf in 1969. He preceded her in death in 1974. She married Ben Bradley in 1985. He preceded her in death in 1994. While in Ohio, she was a member of the Judson Baptist Church near Dayton. In Fort Scott, she was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary. Velma is survived by two step-sons, Ralph Bradley and wife Joanne, Hanston, Kansas, and Charles Bradley and wife Jean, Fort Scott; step-daughter, Marilyn Brentlinger, Pennsylvania; sister, Faith Randall and husband Glenn, Mound City, Kansas; sister-in-law, Irene Kibble, Dixon, Illinois; many nieces and nephews, including special niece Donaldene Kibble Rei and husband Joe, Fort Scott, who took care of Velma for many years; ten step-grandchildren and twenty-five step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Verdette, Laverne, and Donald Kibble; and a sister, Ruth Kibble Post. Funeral services for Velma Bradley will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at the Cheney Witt Chapel, with Elder Joe Rei officiating. Burial will follow in the Woods Cemetery in Redfield. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church, and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at cheneywittcondolence@cpol.net.