May 24, 1932 - February 26, 2013 STILLWATER Anna Jeanette Foster Bradshaw met her Savior Jesus Christ face to face on February 26, 2013. There to greet her were her parents, David and Louise Foster, grandparents and a rich heritage of family and friends that shared her love for The Lord. Jeanette was born on May 24, 1932 in Shawnee. The daughter of a bi-vocational pastor, she called many towns in eastern Oklahoma home. She graduated Valedictorian from Anadarko High School in 1950 and completed her undergraduate degree in English and Theatre at Oklahoma Baptist University in 1954. During graduate school she was introduced to Gerald Bradshaw, and 2 years later, married on November 24, 1956. A marriage like theirs, as true soul mates, has been one admired by many, but only achieved by few. The mother of three, David, Ann and Sara, Jeanette was only a thesis away from completing her Master's degree in English when she opted to care full time for her growing family and insurance business. Jeanette was on the cutting edge of insurance agency automation and a respected expert who headed national user groups and numerous state positions through the years. She also served as the VP of Operations of the Bradshaw Agency for 40 years. A second generation Oklahoma Baptist University Bison, Jeanette was proud of hers and her father's legacy at OBU. She was an active, multi-termed member of the Board of Trustees and also served on the National Board of Development for many years. Jeanette was a steadfast and gifted follower of Jesus Christ and used her gifts of hospitality and administration faithfully serving by Gerald's side at First Baptist Church and later at Eagle Heights Baptist Church in a variety of capacities. She enjoyed her book club, investment club, helping with the Stillwater Wondertorium and was a favorite weekly server in the lunchroom at Sunnybrook Christian School for several years. A woman of many esteemed titles, her favorite was by far "Grammy" as she was fondly called by her two grandchildren, Adam and Katie Ray. Jeanette will be sorely missed by her husband Gerald, son David Bradshaw of New York, daughter Ann Bradshaw of Houston, daughter and son-in-law Sara and Steve Ray of Stillwater, sister-in-law Allene Owen of Stillwater and countless extended family and friends. Gifts in lieu of flowers are encouraged to be given to the Eagle Heights Baptist Church Building Fund and the Foster-Bradshaw Family Scholarship at Oklahoma Baptist University. A celebration of Jeanette's life will be held at Eagle Heights Baptist Church at 1:00pm on Friday, March 1, 2013, followed by a reunion reception. (2617 North Jardot Road, Stillwater, OK 74075) Arrangements under the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.pmcfh.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 28, 2013