Mrs. Magdalene Schoone Bradley, 92 passed away at Well Spring Retirement Community, Greensboro, NC on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. A family memorial service and burial will take place at graveside in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.
Mrs. Bradley was born on May 9, 1921 in Aurich, Ostfriesland, Germany to Henry and Frances Schoone and celebrated her fourth birthday on Ellis Island. She lived the majority of her life in Petersburg, IL, and later resided in Aiken, SC and Greensboro, NC. She attended the University of Illinois where she graduated in 1941, Magna Cum Laude. She was a homemaker, a high school Commercial Subjects teacher and later a kindergarten teacher, which she operated from her home. Mrs. Bradley served as a supply officer and nurse's aide on duty 3 1/2 years during WWII with the U.S. Naval Supply Corps (WAVES). She was first stationed in Savannah, GA and later in Bayonne, NJ where she reached the rank of lieutenant. Mrs. Bradley was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Aiken, SC.
Magdalene is survived by her daughter Cheryl L. Rushing and husband Phil of Palm Desert, CA, son Lawrence D. Bradley and wife Jean of Hampstead, NH, son Donald D. Bradley and wife Eileen of Laguna Niguel, CA, son Greg L. Bradley and husband Lee Carter of Blowing Rock, NC; brother Frank Schoone and wife Kathy of Wildwood, FL; granddaughter Jennifer Posorske and husband Russ of Cave Creek, AZ; grandson William Bradley Rust and wife Kris of Ladera Ranch, CA, grandson Alexander D. Bradley of Washington, DC, grandson Christopher D. Bradley of Laguna Niguel, CA, grandson Michael D. Bradley of Laguna Niguel, CA, step-grandson Derek Rushing and wife Emma of Denver, CO, step-granddaughter Brenda Menzies Chretien and husband Thomas of Salem, NH, six great-grandchildren and two great-step grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 42 years, Dale L. Bradley. She is also predeceased by her two sisters Frieda Smoot of Baton Rouge, LA and Greta Blane of Petersburg, IL.
Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.