SPRINGFIELD, IL - Katherine E. Bradshaw, 88, passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Regency Care Center in Springfield, Ill.
Katherine was born Feb. 12, 1926, in Moweaqua, Ill., the daughter of John H. and Edistina Beggs McKeown. She married Fred H. Bradshaw on Aug. 10, 1949, in Decatur, Ill.
Katherine attended Millikin University earning a bachelor's degree in business and then Illinois State University earning a degree in education. She later continued her education to receive her master's degree from University of Illinois–Springfield (formerly, Sangamon State University). She was a teacher for Springfield School District #186 at Carl Sandburg School. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, fitness, and reading.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Clinton and John McKeown; sisters, Edistina Kelso, Jesse Miller, and Sally Franco; and grandson, Jesse Bradshaw.
She is survived by her husband, Fred H. Bradshaw of Springfield; three sons, Tracy M. of Chesterfield, Mo., Todd W. of Eugene, Ore., and Bart T. Bradshaw of St. John, Mo.; one daughter, Sally S. Sherman of Springfield; grandchildren, Philip and Max Sherman and Rosie Bradshaw.
Cremation will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center.
Private family ceremonies will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friend in Deed, P.O. Box 15, Springfield, IL 62705-0015 or to OHSU MS Center, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd L226, Portland, OR 97239-3098.
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