Shirley Dee Bradley, 89, passed away August 18 after living a life blessed with family, community, and many friends. Shirley was born December 31, 1928 in Evanston, WY. She attended the University of Utah, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Shirley met Rod Bradley at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. They married in 1950 and had 4 children. Greensburg became their home as Rod practiced family medicine and Shirley volunteered as his scrub nurse. Shirley’s passions included raising her children, singing and playing handbells at church, ballroom dancing with Rod, community service, and volunteering. A few of her cherished volunteer positions included chairing the Red Cross Blood Drive, volunteering at the Greensburg Care and Share Thrift Shop, and assisting with March of Dimes. She was active in PEO. In 1995 she was recognized as the Kiowa County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year. In 2007, an EF5 tornado devastated the town of Greensburg. Rod and Shirley survived, but their home did not. They moved to Kansas City to be with family, but never left their friendships behind. Shirley continued to exhibit her love for caring for others even in her last days at Tallgrass Creek Retirement Community.
Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, J. Roderick Bradley M.D., parents Roy and Verla Robinson, sister Lois Osterling, brother Dick Robinson, and grandson, Joseph James Bradley. She is survived by her sister, Pat Smith, Morgan, UT, daughters Karen Cook (Fred), McKinney, TX, and Shari Kinney (David), Norman, OK, sons Scott Bradley (Juliette), Stilwell, KS, and Doug Bradley (Barbara), Colorado Springs, CO, granddaughters Becky Bradley and Kelli Smith (Ryan), grandsons Connor Kidd (Julie), Ryan Bradley, Austin Bradley (Kelsey), Christian Bradley, great-grandchildren Taryn, Henley, Colton, and Crew and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Greensburg, KS at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the church. Donations can be mailed to First United Methodist Church, 600 W. Lincoln Avenue, Greensburg, KS 67054. Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg, handling arrangements.