Patricia Ann (Tanner) Bradley





Patricia Ann (Tanner) Bradley, of Hardin, passed away with her family by her side at 4:32 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.

Patricia lived with an abiding heart, being granted an earthly life of 65 years, 8 months, and 3 days.

On Monday, Feb. 23, 1953, in Liberty, the Lord blessed the home of Lawrence Tanner, Sr. and Eunice (Hulse) Tanner with the arrival of a daughter. Patricia was raised in a home with four brothers and one sister.

She attended school in Turlock, California and she began her life journey very soon after school. She met someone who would be her best friend and in Kansas City, Saturday, April 19, 1969, Patricia shared wedding vows with, and became the wife of, Steve E. Bradley Sr.

This union was richly blessed with two children, Steve, Jr., and Melissa. Steve and Patricia contributed and built an admirable marriage of forty-nine years and six months. They shared joy and laughter and a few tears, but they always had each other for support and assurance. The shared respect and consistent love were an essential part of their marriage and they have been commended role models to many. She was a treasure to Steve and her presence will be greatly missed. Steve survives of the home.

She was first a wife, homemaker, and mother; she was employed at Banquet Foods, S&K, Price Candy Company, the Hardin Grocery Store, and she managed the arcade in Hardin. She was a proud tribal member of the Delaware Indian Tribe.

She enjoyed quilting, canning salsa, working jigsaw puzzles and Word Search puzzles. Patricia sang  beautifully and loved listening to her classic country music with Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline being her favored choices. Her treasured pastime was to be near the water with a pole in hand and line in the water. Her choice spot was at her sister’s farm pond. She never had a bad day fishing but if she caught any fish the day was so much better.  Patricia was family oriented and loved her children unconditionally. She anticipated the arrival of grandchildren and when they were born they each became an instant treasure to her heart. When she was gifted with great-grandchildren, she felt contentment and the realization of a legacy she made far exceeded any of her expectations.

In addition to her husband Steve, she is survived by a son, Steve E. Bradley, Jr. and his wife, Fairlane of Hardin; a daughter, Melissa Stevens, and her husband Chris of Hardin; a sister, Janice Ferrell of Lawson; two brothers, Ron Tanner and his wife Becky of Hardin; and Mike Tanner and his wife, Diane of Osborn, Missouri; five grandchildren, Tiffany Edgar and her husband Justin of Kansas City; Dillon Crosby of Hardin,  Christopher Stevens of Lathrop, Angelica Bradley of Millersville, Maryland, and Steve E. Bradley III of Independence; and three great-grandchildren, Brailynn, Braxton, and Brilee.

In addition to her parents, Lawrence and Eunice, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence Tanner, Jr. and Roger Tanner.

A celebration of life will be from 1 to 5 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Hardin City Community Hall. The family requests photos of Patricia to be shared.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or American Diabetes Association.

Foster Funeral Chapels, Carrollton, is in charge of arrangements. Online Condolences may be left at or on the Facebook page at Foster Family Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services.

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