Motie Bradley


Motie Bradley, 85, of Mexico, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at Pin Oaks Living Center.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Arnold Funeral Home. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Visitation is Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Motie was born Feb. 22, 1935 in Molino, the daughter of Marshall Jefferson and Georgetta (Mayes) Baker. She married Robert Bradley on Dec. 4, 1955, in Mexico. He passed away Feb. 23, 2017.

Motie (lovingly referred to as “Gram” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren) was one of the kindest, funniest, most generous people anyone ever met. She loved and cared for her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren above all else. She was loved by all who met her, and her family adored her. Motie was passionate about many things. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family. If you ever saw her with her grandchildren, inevitably you would find her sketching a picture for them. She also enjoyed painting, country music, collecting bluebirds, and volunteering at the Veterans Home. She never met a stranger, and all who met her, loved her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet (Paul) Perry of Centralia; two sons, Jeff Bradley of Centralia and Joe (Shelley) Bradley of Hutchinson, Kan.; six grandchildren, Laura Perry of Columbia, Justin (Jacqueline) Perry of Columbia, Robyn Perry of Columbia, Holly (Jim) Belisle of Indiana, Alexis Bradley and Olivia Bradley, both of Hutchinson, Kansas; nine great-grandchildren, Jared, Elayna, Levi, Claire, Jasmine, Alice, Lucy, Ethan, Ryan, Weston, and Gwendolyn; two brothers, Lee (Pat) Baker of Asbury and Jay (Cindy) Baker of Clinton; one sister, Annette (William) Blackaby of Mexico; and two sisters-in-law, Virginia R. Baker and Virginia L. Baker, both of Mexico.

Motie is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and two brothers, Ronald Baker and Ed Baker.

Memorials may be made to Missouri Veterans Home. They may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.

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