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Roberta Bradford

Roberta Ann (Lundine) Bradford, 66, Topeka, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
Roberta was born to Jerome and Ann Massoth on Nov. 1, 1946, in Piqua. She graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Parsons. She attended Allen County Community College. She was married to Leon Lundine on May 3, 1968. They made their home in Iola and later in Beloit. Leon died October 1993. She was later married to Tom Bradford on May 22, 1999. They made their home in Topeka.
Survivors include her husband, Tom; sons Thad (Deseree) Lundine, Richards, Mo., Tyler (Jenny) Lundine, Beloit; sister Barbara Sigler, Humboldt; brother David Massoth, Pittsburg; sister-in-law Becky Walker, Iola; mother-in-law Zelta Bradford; step-daughter Tina (Doug) Pfeifer, step-son Curt (Kim) Bradford; grandchildren Hailee, Hunter, Lance, Rilee, Ryan, Tyler, Damion, Angela, Haven, Anna, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her son Lance, parents Ann and Jerome Massoth, husband Leon, Leon’s parents Harold and Florine Lundine, and Tom’s father, Harold Bradford.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 312 NE Freeman Ave., Topeka. Mass of Christian burial is at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Graveside service will be at St. Martin Cemetery in Piqua at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be left to Saint Jude Hospice, sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Rd., Topeka, KS 66614. Online condolences may be left at


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