Theola Orr Bradley Walker, 88, of Prairie Home, formerly of Warrensburg, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at University Hospital in Columbia.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg, with Pastor Janet Deneke of Prairie Home Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg. The family will receive friends Wednesday at the funeral home, one hour prior to service. Memorial contributions may be left to Grace Methodist Church of Jamestown. Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net.
She was born June 7, 1920, in Nelson, to Charles Walter and Sarah Melissa Birdsong Orr, the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Nelson High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in elementary education, a Master of Science Degree and a specialist degree in elementary science from Central Missouri University in Warrensburg. She married Lawrence Bradley on Oct. 23, 1950, in Harrison, Ark. Lawrence preceded her in death on June 5, 1972. She married retired Sergeant Glenn H. Walker on May 11, 1982, at Gravois Mills United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on June 13, 1983. She was a teacher; she taught in rural schools, the Warrensburg Public School System, Central Missouri University and later retired from the Marshall Public School System in 1977. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Alpha Gamma Delta sororities; Missouri Retired Teachers; Cooper County Retired Teachers; National Education Retired Teachers; and AARP. She was also a member of Jamestown Grace Methodist Church, where she taught an adult Sunday School class for many years. She was a resident of Warrensburg for many years. She also lived and taught in Marshall before residing at Sunrise Beach and Gravois Mills at the Lake of the Ozarks from 1977 to March 1984. She then moved to Prairie Home.
She is survived by one brother, Harrison Orr of Mansfield; four nieces, Doris Jean Turner of Tupelo, Miss., Betty Ann Pardon of Hamburg, Ark., Sandra (West) Huesgen of Columbia and Jan Hendrix of Utica, Ken.; one nephew, Joe Orr of Osage Beach; and many loving great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. Survivors also include former students and multitudes of friends.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, three sisters and a dear friend, Nelson Pfieffer of Prairie Home.
"The bell has rung and class is dismissed."
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