Lewis Bradshaw, 73, St. Paul, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. His death was unexpected.
He was born April 2, 1935, at Walnut to Leland and Regina Westhoff Bradshaw. He graduated from Walnut High School and served six years as a reservist in the Army National Guard.
On Nov. 17, 1956, he and Mary Jo Fager were married at the St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. She survives.
He was employed many years as a heavy equipment operator, working for Hy-Grade Construction and Harry Byers Co. He was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church and of the Knights of Columbus.
Other survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Kaye Bradshaw, Girard, Michael and Cindy Bradshaw, Girard, and Doug and Teresa Bradshaw, Kingman; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Charles Thompson, Pittsburg, and Carla and Joey O’Brien, St. Paul; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Bradshaw, St. Paul, and Donald Bradshaw, Walnut; and five sisters, Helen George and Rose Mary Church, both of Walnut, Betty O’Toole, Texas, Clara Miller, Alabama, and Alice Stratton, Radley.
He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Bradshaw, who died in 1997.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Catholic Church, St. Paul, with burial to be in the St. Francis Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Carson-Wall Funeral Home, St. Paul.
The Knights of Columbus will recite the rosary at 6:30 p.m. today and the parish will recite the rosary at 7 p.m., Wednesday, both at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Francis Church.