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L. Herbert Bradshaw

January 31, 1924 ~ August 2, 2013 (age 89)

   Mr. L. Herbert "Herb" Bradshaw, 89, of Quincy died at 7:50 a.m. Friday (August 2, 2013) in Sunset Home.

   Born January 31, 1924 in Hull, Illinois, he was the son of Lewis and Ida Kincaid Orr. Herb was raised in the home of his adoptive parents Emmett and Cora Hack Bradshaw. He married Bernice Harper in March of 1947 in Mexico, Missouri. She preceded him in death on April 28, 2005.

   Herb enjoyed being outdoors doing yard work and gardening.  He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

   Mr. Bradshaw was first employed at Monogram Industries and then as a custodian at the Quincy YWCA for several years and later at  Mercantile Bank at 5th and Maine until his retirement.

   Survivors include two sons, David Bradshaw of Quincy and Robert Sherfy (Annette) of  Casa Grande, AZ; two daughters, Judy Graham (Michael) and Barbara Genenbacher (Robert) both of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Debbie Sherfy, Tim Sherfy, Mike Toole, Brentt Toole, Eric Graham, Andrea Musholt and Adam Bradshaw; several great grandchildren and several loving nieces and nephews.

   Herb was preceded in death by his biological parents, Lewis and Ida Kincaid Orr; adoptive parents, Emmett and Cora Hack Bradshaw; a brother, Albert Orr; two sisters, Dorothy McDowell and Agnes Wells, and two grandchildren, Matthew Bradshaw and Brandon Sherfy.

   Private family graveside services will be held at a later date in Greenmount Cemetery with Pastor    L. D. Grant officiating. The Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will conduct a Military service at the cemetery.

   Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

   The family would like to thank the staff at Sunset Home for all their support and loving care given to their father.

   The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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