Phyllis Ray Bradford

Friday, January 26, 2018

Phyllis Ray Bradford, 89, graduated to heaven on Jan. 21. Fighting the good fight of faith, Polly went home peacefully surrounded by family and love.

Polly is survived by daughter, Pamela Bradford of Sterling, Kan.; three grandchildren, Stephanie and Bradley Norsworthy, of Texas; Charity and Billy Hurst, of Texas; Richard Adam Ryan Bradford, Kansas; two great grand-daughters, Whitney Dale and Brett Erin Norsworthy; one of her 12 siblings, Leva Lloyd, of Nevada; Donna Kay Bradford, of Kansas; and close personal friends Karen Lyons and Linda Anderson of Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dale Bradford; parents, Fred and Ethel Köblitz; two brothers, David and Allie Köblitz; and eight sisters, Hazel Hughes, Phoebe Loomis, Bobbie Rodarmel, Jean Manwarren, Josephine Mahoney, Lou Forney, Sadie Alder and Joan Proffitt.

Polly was born at home Dec. 29, 1928, near the town of Moscow, Kan. She graduated Sterling High School in 1947 and married the wonderful Richard Dale Bradford, May 18, 1947. She gave birth to their precious daughter Pamela in 1951. Polly was a faithful servant of The Lord and a longtime member of the Sterling Methodist Church. She operated her beauty shop — Kut ‘n Kurl — for 50 years. She was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 128. Polly cherished time with family and friends; was a lover of gardening, traveling and fishing. She really knew how to have a good time. Our lives are all forever made better for knowing her. A celebration of her life will be held in the spring at the Sterling Lake at a later date. Memorials in her honor may be made to the Sterling American Legion Auxiliary, the Sterling Public Library or the Sterling First United Methodist Church.