The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 25, 2013

Lillian Bradley


DANVILLE — Lillian “Lilly” Imogen Bradley, 94, of Danville, formerly of Ogden, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at Presence Health (formerly Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care), Danville.

Funeral services will be noon Saturday, April 27, at Freese Funeral Home, 302 E. Grand Ave., St. Joseph, with the Rev. Frank Hoss officiating. Burial will be in Stearns Cemetery, Fithian. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Lillian was born May 3, 1918, at Waynesville, the daughter of the Rev. Roy A. and Amy Lundquist Miller Sr.

She graduated from Maroa High School in 1936 and attended Illinois State at Normal.

She married Fred L. Bradley on Sept. 10, 1939, at New Brunswick, Ind. He preceded her on Nov. 22, 1993.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Laura Bartman) Bradley of Springfield, Karen (Paul) Kirkpatrick of Covington, Ind., Sandra (Sonny) Downing of Danville, Garry (Sharon) Bradley of Lemont; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; five step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great grandchild. She leaves behind many loving in-laws, including Russell, Ralph, Margaret, Bertie and Roy, and June.

She was preceded by three brothers, Milo, Roy and Paul; four sisters, Ruth, Louise, Shirley and Genevra; and one great-granddaughter, Noelle.

Lillian and her husband farmed together in the Ogden area until 1988. She continued living in Ogden until moving to Danville in 2001. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, crafts and needlework, sharing her talents along the way. She especially enjoyed spending time with her very large family. She was a long-time member of Ogden Christian Church, singing in the choir and serving in many ways — Sunday school, Vacation Bible School and Willing Workers. She loved sports and was an avid Illini and St. Louis Cardinal fan.

Memorials may be made to Hope Christian Church or United Christian Missionary Society of Christian Church Foundation in Indianapolis.

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