Betty Jean Bradham

July 9, 1928November 29, 2012

Betty Jean Bradham, age 84 of Mt. Carmel, IL passed into Eternity on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at her residence. Betty Jean was born on July 9, 1928 to Rena Alice Walter and Ira Leonard Carlton in Albion, IL. She was married Robert Murphy and they had one son, Roger Lee Murphy. She later married Sherman Bradham on April 17, 1977, and he preceded her in death on July 12, 1996.

Betty was a longtime employee of Thordarson-Meisener in Mt. Carmel, and was also a member of the Heartland Worship Center in Mt. Carmel. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, sister; Ruth Corrine Bunting, two infant sisters and one brother; David Lee Carlton. She is survived by one sister, Mary Lou Hill , stepsons: Sherman Bradham and Edward Bradham, stepdaughters: Betty Lou Fisher and Jean Hamilton, step grandchildren: Kimberly VanMatre, Jason Bradham, Deanna Bradham, January Bradham, and step-great grandchildren: Chad and Sean VanMatre and Draven Shehorn. Also surviving are nieces: Mary Alice Claflin, Jerri Lynn Christensen, Judy Ann Johnston, Phyllis Sue Backman, nephew, Ernest Keith Bunting, and several cousins.

Funeral services for Betty Jean Bradham will be held at 11AM, Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, IL. Visitation will be held from 10AM to service time at 11AM. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Ellery, IL.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Funeral Saturday, December 8, 2012

Betty Jean Bradham

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December 8, 2012

We will miss you Betty from the Petersons in West Salem

December 1, 2012

Betty, you were a good friend and neighbor and you will be missed.
Love, Jayne and Jon Wright