MT. VERNON —
Ella Mae Bradshaw, 79, of Carmi, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at 10:43 a.m. at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind.
She was born March 24, 1933, in Crossville, the daughter of Lawrence Edward and Jessie (Koontz) Sturm. Ella Mae married Charles Fred Bradshaw July 27, 1951. She was a homemaker and an active long time member of Cherry Street General Baptist Church in Carmi.
Ella Mae is survived by her husband of 61 years, Fred Bradshaw of Carmi; a daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Jeff Hosick of Carmi; four sons and three daughter-in-laws, Charles and Kathy Bradshaw of Warner Robbins, Ga., Terry Bradshaw and Gary and Gayla Bradshaw all of Mt. Vernon and Jack and Jill Bradshaw of Carmi; 10 grandchildren, Michel (Randy) Daniel, Melissa Bradshaw, Kendra (Scott) Fiala, Lucy (Jeremy) Redman, Abby (Jody) Underwood, Ryan (Krista) Bradshaw, Ben (Natalia) Bradshaw, Keaton (Lacey) Bradshaw, Kyle (Holley) Hosick and Lindsey Hosick; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marie South of Mt. Vernon and Betty Wright of Danville.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Cherry Street General Baptist Church in Carmi. Burial will be in Kingdom Cemetery near Carmi. Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Cherry Street General Baptist Food Pantry.
Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.