Alma Kraus Bradshaw


Alma Kraus Bradshaw, 82, of Yuma, Arizona, Abingdon, and Berwick, died at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019, at HavenHealth of Yuma. Alma was born April 7, 1937, in Lichtenau, Germany, to Andreas and Marga Kraus. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and one brother, a daughter, and several other relatives. She leaves to cherish her memories:  her husband of 63 years, Chesley Bradshaw, of Yuma, Arizona; son, Norman, and wife Julie, of Kearney, Missouri; daughter, Chila Woychik and husband Jerry, of Shellsburg, Iowa; son, Lesley, and wife Pamela, of Abingdon, Illinois; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Alma worked for several years at Gale Products in Galesburg, and at Bradshaw’s Appliances in Abingdon. She attended Colonial Baptist Church while living in Abingdon, and she especially enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She was a very special lady, a wonderful wife, mother, and friend, and will be missed by all. 

A memorial service will be held at the Abingdon Community Center, 801 N. Martin Street, Abingdon, IL, on Saturday, December 21st, at 2:00 P.M.    

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