Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA


Shirley Ann Bradley

January 24, 1934December 1, 2019

Shirley A. Bradley, 85, of Bettendorf, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Iowa Masonic Village. Funeral services celebrating Shirley’s life will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11am at Weerts Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 3pm to 6:30pm at Weerts Funeral Home. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials in Shirley’s name may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.

Shirley was born in 1934, to John and Edna Kenney in Loda, Illinois. She attended Augustana College, Rock Island, IL where she met the love of her life, David Bradley. They were married on February 13, 1954 at First Lutheran Church in Paxton, Illinois. Shirley was a loving stay at home mom, caring not just for her own children, but for all of the neighborhood children as well. She loved to bake, especially cookies, which earned her the nickname “Cookie Grandma”. Shirley also loved to do crafts, gifting her friends and family little plastic canvases that she had stitched. In her younger years, Shirley was an excellent seamstress. She was an active member at Zion Lutheran Church, where she volunteered; she was also a volunteer at Genesis West Medical Center. Shirley also enjoyed playing cards.

Those left to honor Shirley’s memory are her children: Robert (Clara) Bradley, Norma (John) Rymars, and Cathy (Rich) McGrath; grandchildren: Mary Bradley, Jeri Bradley, John (Tarah) Bradley, Jami Bearce, Jennifer Terry, Adam Bearce, Patrick McCrindle, and Kaylee McCrindle; great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Skyye, Kamryn, Faith, and Janna; sister Marion (Tom) Caldwell; sister-in-law Sally Kenney; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband David, her parents, a daughter Charlotte “Sherrie” Bearce, and her brother Jack Kenney.


  • David Bradley, Husband (deceased)
  • Robert Bradley (Clara), Son
  • Norma Rymars (John), Daughter
  • Charlotte "Sherrie" Bearce, Daughter (deceased)
  • Cathy McGrath (Rich), Daughter
  • Mary Bradley, Graddaughter
  • Jeri Bradley, Granddaughter
  • John Bradley (Tarah), Grandson
  • Jami Bearce, Granddaughter
  • Jennifer Terry, Granddaughter
  • Adam Bearce, Grandson
  • Patrick McCrindle, Grandson
  • Kaylee McCrindle, Graddaughter
  • Elizabeth, Great Granddaughter
  • Skyye, Great Granddaughter
  • Kamryn, Great Granddaughter
  • Faith, Great Granddaughter
  • Janna, Great Granddaughter
  • John Kenney, Father
  • Edna Kenney, Mother
  • Marion Caldwell (Tom), Sister
  • Sally Kenney, Sister in Law
  • Jack Kenney, Brother (deceased)
  • Many beloved nieces and nephews

  • John Rymars
  • Rich McGrath
  • John Bradley
  • Adam Bearce
  • Patrick McCrindle
  • Travis Walsh


  • Visitation Weerts Funeral Home Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Weerts Funeral Home Thursday, December 5, 2019


Shirley Ann Bradley

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Toni Bonoan-Terry

December 4, 2019

Very saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. Praying for peace and healing, for you and your family <3

Jody Petersen

December 4, 2019

Shirley was an amazing person and will truly be missed. One of my fondest memories will forever be her pancakes on Sunday mornings when I would stay the weekends. I was so blessed to be included almost every weekend growing up as part of the "family".


December 3, 2019

To the Family of Shirley Bradley...
As one of two pastors providing weekly chapel services at the Masonic Health Facility, it has been a privilege for myself and my wife to have greeted Shirley on a very regular basis when she, and many times her family would join us for our worship services. She enjoyed the music and was a treasured resident in attendance! We are very sorry for your great loss. We will miss her great smile and her obvious joy in worship...
Don and Sharon Masterson

Claudia Solivais

December 3, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family ♡

Nelsene Beck

December 3, 2019

So sorry for your loss but rest in the promise that you will see her again some day.

Betty Burrece

December 3, 2019

Sadly, I’ve never met this wonderful lady but I do know her daughter Cathy. Cathy, I’m so sorry for your loss, you will be in my thoughts and prayers my friend. Know that our dear Lord has received an other angel. God bless my friend.

Bev Drahos

December 3, 2019

Thinking of you all and praying for God's peace and comfort.

Teresa Osborne

December 3, 2019

I’m so sorry for your family loss 😢 I know she was a wonderful Mother from everything Cathy has told me of her . I can only imagine Sherrie waiting with open arms to hug her & what rejoicing . I’m continuing to pray for all the Family and Friends as you draw your strength and comfort from the Lord in your time of need . Hugs, Love & Prayers for each one of you as I pray you prepare to see her again in Heaven one day . Love , Teresa

Sonya Woodall

December 3, 2019

You’re with our maker now and you’re so missed on earth by your children and all of your loved ones. May you rest high on that mountain and dance with the Angels... ❤️

Felicia Pfluger

December 3, 2019

I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Shirley was kind, real, and the salt of the earth. I remember her baby food dessert bars, her incredible passion for crafting, and her love and patience. She is with us in our prayers as are you.