Kim Bradford


July 7, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Kim L. Bradford, 54, Iola, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at Allen County Hospital.

Kim was born July 24, 1957, in Hoisington, the daughter of Robert and Barbara Jean (Ryder) Watson. The family moved to Iola in 1959 and Kim attended Iola schools except for a short time when the family moved to Hoisington then Moundridge. She graduated from Iola High School in 1975.

On Aug. 25, 1975, Kim married Dale Bradford and they lived in Iola, Sublette and Chanute before settling in Iola. Kim worked at various jobs including 15 years as secretary for First Presbyterian Church in Iola and 14 years at the City of LaHarpe where she was city treasurer, court clerk and city clerk.

Her son and grandchildren meant the world to her.

Her husband survives, as does a son, Christopher, Iola; two grandchildren, Austin and Emma; two brothers, Dana Watson and his wife, Julie, Independence, and Aaron Watson and his wife, Brooke, Owasso, Okla.; her in-laws, Richard and Doris Bradford, Iola; two brothers-in-laws, Jack Bradford and his wife, Donna, St. Augustine, Fla., and Paul Bradford and his wife, Kim, Wichita.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society may be left with the funeral home.

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