Mrs. Helen Joan Bradshaw 80, of Galesburg, died at 1:23 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg.She was born April 5, 1933 in Industry, Ill. to Glen E. and Helen Bernice Foutch Stambaugh. She married William W. “Blackie” Bradshaw on August 2, 1951 in Chicago, Ill. He preceded her in death May 20, 1991. She is survived by two sons, Billy (and Kerrie) Bradshaw of Yucaipa, Calf. and Robert (and Dana) Bradshaw of Peoria, Ill., four grandchildren, Ross W. Bradshaw of Chicago, Ill., Shaye S. Bradshaw of Yucaipa, Calif., Brittney Bradshaw of Milwaukee, Wisc. and Bradley Stevens of Galesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, two step sons, William Stevens and David Stevens, a brother and a sister.Joan worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Bruce Morrow in Macomb, Ill. She later was the manager for Randall Bus Company in Galesburg. She graduated from Adair High School, Adair, Ill. in 1951. She also graduated from St. Francis Nursing School. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Macomb and Wataga Congregational Church in Wataga, Ill. A graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 at East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. Rev. Jerry Trecek will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Peoria Rescue Mission. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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