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Emma Jeanne Bradley 1929 - 2019
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Emma Jeanne Bradley 1929 - 2019

LARNED — Emma Jeanne Bradley, 90, passed away April 25, 2019 at her home in Larned.

She was born April 15, 1929 in Larned to Horace Geoffrey and Mary Edith K. Shepherd Smith.

A lifetime area resident she was a nurse aide, a ward clerk, and a life-long care giver. 

She was a member of the Escue Chapel CME, Red Hat Society, Black Heritage Club, and Tops, all of Larned. She served her church as a Sunday school superintendent, church pianist, and church clerk, stewardess, and missionary.

On November 17, 1950, she married Roger Thomas Bradley in Larned. He died October 8, 1998.

Survivors include; children, Gina Bradley, Larned, Jo Kathan Bradley, Wichita, Patricia Bradley,  Phillip J. Bradley, Becky Bradley, all of Larned, Marc D. (Rosa) Bradley Sr., Arvada, Colorado, Damon (Brenda) Bradley, Wichita, Pamela (Eddie) Byrd, Clarksville, Tennessee, Jay (Leslie) Bradley Sr., Christopher (Steffanie) Bradley Sr., Amy Bradley, all of Wichita; sister, Ella (George) Towns, Larned; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roger Bradley; son, Clayton E. Smith; daughter, Angela Bradley; five sisters Verna Scott, Edna Hart, Bernice Caro, Erma Smith, Eunice Smith; two brothers, Horace G. Smith, William Clayton Smith. 

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned with Pastor Cameron Moore and Pastor Anthony Hill presiding. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday May 3rd, 2019 at Beckwith Mortuary. Interment will be in Larned Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Escue Chapel CME in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary

P.O. Box 377

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 28, 2019