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LaVona H. Bradley-Marston, 94 yeard old former resident of Arnett, died Saturday, January 4, 2003, at the Mooreland Heritage Manor, Mooreland, Oklahoma. Graveside funeral rites were held Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harmon Cemetery, Harmon, Oklahoma. Reverand Rick Simms officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson's Good Samaritan Funeral Service of Shattuck.
LaVona Hildegarde Bradley-Marston was born on July 12, 1908 at Kansas City, Kansas to Nora Dyke. She spent her early years in Kansas City, later moving to Ellis County, Oklahoma, nea Harmon. LaVona attended school near Harmon completing the ninth grade.
In November of 1936, she was united in marriage to Clyde Bradley at Dumas, Texas. They made their home in the Sunray-Dumas area, and her two sons James and Everett Sober, were dearly loved and cared for by Mr. Bradley. They had a very good marriage lasting almost 36 years. Clyde died on August 12, 1972, at Dumas, and LaVona continued to lice at Dumas until 1974, at which time she moved to Woodward. While living in Woodward, she met an old schoolmate, Milt Marston, and they were married. In 1982, they moved t Amarillo and were living there when Milt died. In 1997, LaVona moved to Arnett where she lived untl special nursing care was needed and she entered the Mooreland Heritage Manor.
LaVona was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved playing the organ, and enjoyed doing crocheting and knitting. She was a member of the Grand Avenue Baptist Chruch in Amarillo, and her church work was always very important to her.
LaVona was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, one son Everett Sober, one grandson, Johnny Paul Sober, one great grancdaughter and three step-children.
Survivors include her son James Sober and wive Yvonne of Amarillo, Texas; a stepdaughter, Geraldine Shultz of Pampa, Texas; a stepdaughter in law, Elsie Bradley of Lubbock, Texas; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, great great great grandchildren; other relatives and numerous friends.
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