Elizabeth Anne Bradley, 70, of LaBelle, Missouri died Wednesday, October 22, 2008 in her home.
Born in Bethel, MO March 3, 1938, she was the daughter of Harold and Lorene Bethards. She was a 1956 graduate of LaBelle High School.
On January 27, 1957 she was united in marriage to Jerry L. Bradley and he preceded her in death February 10, 2008.
Surviving are three sons: Brian Lee Bradley and wife, Emily, of Grapevine, TX, Michael Dean Bradley and Lewis Allen Bradley of LaBelle, MO; one daughter, Barbara Anne Mayfield and husband, Perry, of Ursa, IL. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Lorin Bradley of Edina, MO and Bradley and Brandon Mayfield of Ursa, IL and four great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth was a member of the LaBelle Baptist Church and former Cub Scout Leader. She was a member of the Northeast Missouri Library Board and held an office on the board of the Bethel German Communal Colony where she was very interested in preserving the history of Bethel and her family history.
She had worked in several local schools including Highland, Philadelphia and Quincy and in Public Relations at both Culver Stockton College in Canton and Truman State University in Kirksville. She had been employed by the Quincy Convention and Business Bureau and by the City of Canton. For several years Elizabeth was editor of the LaBelle Star and a member of the LaBelle Eastern Star, Chapter #316.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, Morris and Max Bethards, and a grandson, Michael Bradley.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2008 at the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, MO with Reverend Jerry Kaser officiating. Burial was in the LaBelle Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bradley and Brandon Mayfield. Honorary bearers are the members of the LaBelle High School Class of 1956.
Visitation was held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation or to Blessing Hospice and may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO 63447.