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Mary Bradshaw

Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

ROCK FALLS – Mary Bradshaw, 97, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home.

She was born July 20, 1916, in Heathman, Mississippi, a daughter of Vincenzo and Palmina (Giacomini) Bastari. She was united in marriage to Oris A. Bradshaw on Aug. 13, 1940, in Hernando, Mississippi. He preceded her in death on July 17, 1997. Mary was a member of Rock Falls United Methodist Church.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Diane (Stan) Stockton of Sterling, Shirley Vickers of Tremont, California, Richard (Sabina) Bradshaw of La Jolla, California; a daughter-in-law, Mary L. Bradshaw of Sterling; a sister, Clara (Jack) Wright of Roseville, California; eight grandchildren, Laurie Bradshaw, Debbie Dean, Kathy Robinson, Brad Stockton, Shannon Bradshaw, Cory Bradshaw, Ryan Bradshaw, and Ken Vickers Jr.; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Tom Bradshaw; her parents; six brothers, Rigo, Tilio, Aldo, Amilio, Sam, and Cerro Bastari; and three sisters, Emma Guidry, Edith Cocilova, and Jenny Gottardi.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today and the funeral at 11 a.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Brad Stockton, her grandson, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

A memorial has been established to Vitas Hospice.

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