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Louva J. Bradley, 89, of Diamond, Mo., passed away March 17, 2017, at Oak Pointe Memory Care Unit, Carthage, Mo.
Louva was born October 28, 1927, to Garner & Helen (Morgan) Smith.
She married Doyle L. Bradley on May 20, 1945, in Columbus, Kan. He preceded her in death on December 29, 2006. From this union, they had two sons, Jerry, born in December of 1946, and Dale, born in August of 1958. Dale preceded her in death on March 1, 2014.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her sister and brother-in-law, Melva & Gene Turner; and brother-in-law, Ken Tucker.
Louva spent her life as a farmer's wife, always cooking, cleaning, canning, and gardening. She was a charter member of the Friendly Neighbor's Club and a life-long member of the Diamond Christian Church.
Louva is survived by her son, Jerry and wife, Becky Bradley, Diamond; daughter-in-law, Debby Bradley, Carthage; grandchildren, Brenda (Steve) Schmitt, Diamond, Doug (Kayla) Bradley, Joplin, Brian Bradley (Brandy Tran and son, Isaac), Joplin, Ronnie Bradley (Lisa McAllister and daughters, Ally and Nicki), Liberty, Mo., Andy (Ashley) Bradley, Carthage, Alicia (Kyle) Ogle, Cassville Mo.,; and Amy Bradley (Bryce Ogle), Sarcoxie, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Katie (Garrett) Tyson, Springfield, Mo.; Adam Schmitt (Nikki Rodecap and daughter, Presley) Kansas City, Mo.; Bobbie Bradley, Joplin, Sara (John) Leach, Diamond, Lauren Bradley, Diamond, Austin Singleton (Tiffini Reding), Virginia Beach, Va., Brooklynn Bradley (Skyler Duncan), Webb City, Mo.; Ashlyn Bradley, Springfield., Tanner Singleton, Joplin, Brianna, Hailey, and Hannah Bradley, Joplin; Courtney Bradley, Liberty, Amber Sanders, Carthage, and Kara Ogle, Cassville; great-great grandchildren, Charlie and Lleyton Tyson, Springfield, and Carter and Ellie Leach, Diamond; sister, Mary Tucker, Joplin; uncle, Darwin Morgan, Diamond, and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral service will be held March 22nd at 10 a.m. at the Diamond Christian Church with Mike Whorlow, Minister officiating. Burial will be in Diamond Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Doug, Brian, Ronnie, Andy, Steve, and nephew, G. L. Tucker.
Jerry & Becky and their family would like to thank all the staff at Oak Pointe Assisted Living. Words cannot express our appreciation for treating Mom (Nannie,) with the utmost care, compassion, love, and dignity, till the end. A special thank you to the staff at Mercy Hospital, Joplin & Avalon Hospice, Carthage, for bringing comfort to Louva and her family during the end of her life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Diamond Christian Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary &
Published on March 19, 2017
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