Wanetta Bradford


OAKWOOD -- Wanetta I. Bradford, 97, of Oakwood, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Laurels of Defiance.

She was born August 26, 1915, in Melrose, to the late Alfred and Golda (Eblin) McCullough. On August 27, 1932, she married Guy M. Bradford, who died August 17, 1985.

She is survived by a son, Don (Faith) Bradford, of Oakwood; four grandchildren, Brian Bradford, Sheila (Scott) Kiner, Lisa Ladd, and Amy (Kevin) Park; nine great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Opal Hill of Crown Point, Ind., and Bernadette Guyton of Defiance.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Alfred Bradford; a granddaughter, Jennifer Bradford; a grandson-in-law, Dale Ladd; a great-grandson, Darrien Hurtt; and a sister, Othal McCullough.

Wanetta was a homemaker and had worked at the former Dicky Manufacturing in Oakwood. She was a member of Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, Oakwood, and was very active in the United Methodist Women's Group.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2013, at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, with Pastor Eric Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Little Auglaize Cemetery, Oakwood. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.

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