Coletta Katherine (Baker) Bradley, the daughter of Joseph Lawrence and Katherine Agnes (Britten) Baker, was born March 21, 1924 in rural Union County near Creston, Iowa. Coletta entered eternal rest on July 9, 2016, at Clearview Home, Clearfield, Iowa at the age of ninety-two years, three months and eighteen days.
Coletta attended Harmony Country School (#4) in Grant Township, Union County. Coletta married Lyman Paul Bradley on August 21, 1945 at St. Malachy Church in Creston, Iowa. She lived in this area all of her life and was a loving wife and mother, neighbor and friend.
Coletta was a member of Holy Spirit Parish and CCW (Council of Catholic Women) in Creston, Iowa. She was an original member and historian of the neighborhood H.O.A Club (Help One Another). Together with her husband Lyman, she was a member of the Lenox Stock and Saddle Club.
Left to cherish Coletta’s memory are her children: Raymond (Peggy) Bradley, Trenton, MO; Norbert (Vera) Bradley, Lenox, IA; Bernita (Ed) Stansberry, Marion, IA; Loretta Hatten, West Des Moines, IA; Marilyn Martin (Tom Wadle), Norwalk, IA; Janet (Steve) Conner, Creston, IA; Joyce (Mark) Woosley, Indianola, IA; and Jolene (Scott) Griffith, Prescott, IA; Nineteen Grandchildren; Fourteen Great-Grandchildren; and her sister, Mary Jean Gebhardt, Van Meter, IA.
Preceding Coletta in death were her parents; her husband; her mother-in-law, Frances Bradley Shiffer; her step-father-in-law, Ward Shiffer; her five brothers: Urban (Dorothy) Baker; Benno (Pauline) Baker; Edmund (Dorothy Ellen) Baker; Joseph (Catharine) Baker; and Leo (Donna) Baker; two sisters: Theola (Dennis) Bradley; and Bernardine (Hubert) Bradley; her son-in-law: Roger Hatten; her two brothers-in-law: Max Gebhardt; and Rev. Bede James Bradley, OSB.