Bradford, Shirley M.
Shirley M. Bradford, 89, of Galesburg, died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Rosewood Care Center.

She was born April 14, 1923 in Galesburg the daughter of James L. and Ureta Sheldon Morse. She married William Bradford August 23, 1946 in Peoria. He preceded her in death November 13, 2011.

She is survived by a son, David Bradford of Galesburg; a daughter, Judith (and Ned) Norris of Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Stegall of Abingdon. She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Joe Bradford in 2008; a daughter-in-law, Pamela in 2003; and a sister, Fern Duke.
Shirley attended Abingdon High School. She worked at the former Gale Products Division of Outboard Marine Corporation for 35 years, retiring in 1979.

Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Linwood Cemetery. Deacon Rod Gray will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the family. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at
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