West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Phyllis Bradley was born October 31, 1926, in Tekamah, Nebraska to John and Daisy Parish Kropf and departed this life March 2, 2020, in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 93 years.

She married Fred Pulley in Cardin, Oklahoma in 1941. Seven children were born of this union.

Phyllis married Warren Bradley in 1962 in Long Beach, California. They adopted a son in 1965.

She enjoyed many and varied careers including nursing, newspaper editor, free-lance feature writer, and property management.

She attended Northeast Oklahoma A&M University, Barstow Community College, and Long Beach City College. She was a former member of Alpha Psi Omega and International Platform Association and was active in volunteer work for many years.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed making quilts and many other crafts.

Phyllis always considered her family as her greatest achievement and most valued treasure.

She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty years, Warren; five children, Chris Pulley, Sandra Barille, P.J. Klawitter, Mickey Keller and Richard Pulley; step-son, Chris Bradley; grandson, Russell Hance; and two infant granddaughters.

Phyllis is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Reverend Sharon Johnson and Bill of Thayer, Missouri, and Cathryn Mann and Steve of Arizona; one son, Matthew of Florida; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and eight great-greats.

She had lived in the West Plains-Thayer area since 1988 and had may treasured friends here. At her request, there will be no funeral service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.


1 Comment

  1. Bob & Katherine Cicigoi
    March 5, 2020 @ 11:26 am

    I did not know you Mrs. Bradley but my husband and I know your Daughter, Mrs. Sharon Johnson, what a hoot she is, we love her visits, telephone or at her Table or curb-side. She is one of God’s Rays of sunshine..then there is your grandsons….more talent then we have ever seen in two fine Christian men. And the Great Grand Children, smart, kind good workers when Mom or Dad put their foot down….I said we did not know you but that’s not true, All we have to do is look at Your Family….R I P.


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