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“RIP Aunt Chic. I will cherish all the wonderful memories of the 4th of July fish frys, Sunday visits, your laugh, huge hugs, funny stories and...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Melinda Barnett-Chagin - Hinckley, OH

“WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY. SHE HAD A LONG LIVE AND LIVED LIFE.SHE WILL BE MISSED. MEL AND PAT CAMDEN.WE NOW LIVE IN TEXAS. ”
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“I was sad when I read this obituary. I have many memories of being at her house during my high school days. My deepest sympathy to all of the...Read More »
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with Chic's family at this time. She was a special person. I loved that she kept in contact with family miles away with...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Sharon Eubanks (Lewallen) - AR


Ernestine "Chic" Bradford, 93 died Thursday, March 1, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

She was born on February 3, 1925 in Cash, Arkansas the daughter of Clarence and Etta Lee (McGowan) Montgomery. She married Harvey Bradford on October 26, 1940 in Cash, AR. He died February 21, 2000. She was employed for 22 years at the former General Electric Plant in Morrison, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Rock Falls United Methodist Church; the Rock Falls American Legion Auxiliary; the Rock Falls VWF Auxiliary; and the GEM Club.

Survivors include three sons: Jerry (Maria) Bradford of Scottsdale, AZ, Kenny (Patty) Bradford of Rock Hill, SC and Rick (Pam) Bradford of Columbia, MO; her daughter in law, Laura Helms Bradford of Rochelle; her sister Jerolene "Jerri" Pearce of Prophetstown; six grandchildren: Laura Hermes, Christine Brown, Kelly Bradford, Kevin Bradford, Lindsey Bradford Moore and Nick Bradford; six great grandchildren: Andrew Hermes, James Hermes, Madeline Brown, Austin Bradford, Ava Moore and Abigale Allen Moore and one step great grandson Anderson Moore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; her son Charles Allen Bradford; her sister Nora Golden; her brothers: Hall Montgomery and Howard Montgomery.

Visitation will be Friday March 9, 2018 from 10 -11 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow at 11 AM with the Reverend Solomon Sudhaker officiating. Burial will conclude at Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Rock Falls United Methodist Church.