Esther Ruth Bradley

                 May 19, 1935 – February 26, 2017

Esther “Ruth” Bradley, 81, passed away peacefully in her home, February 26, 2017, surrounded by family.
Ruth was born in South Bend on May 19, 1935 to William Cader and Minnie Elizabeth (Glosser) Black. They preceded her in death. Her husband, Raymond Bradley; and son, William Hawkins, also preceded her in death.
Left to cherish her memory are five children, Sandy (Paul) Connell of South Bend, Richard Bradley of Lakeville, IN, Thomas Bradley of South Bend, Sharon Degard of Plymouth, IN and Marie (Curt) Jones of Ohio; twenty-one loving grandchildren; and many loving great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at Center for Hospice Care for the wonderful and compassionate care they showed to everyone.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 2 from 10-11 a.m., with the service following at 11:00 a.m. at the McGann Hay, Forest G. Hay Chapel, 435 S. Ironwood Dr. South Bend, IN. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth, IN.

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