Barbara Wilkinson Bradbury

December 10, 1930February 15, 2021

BRADBURY, Barbara Wilkinson, age 90, passed away at Bethany Village, Centerville, Ohio, on Monday, February 15, 2021. She was born to Herschel H. Wilkinson and Estelle Scheid Wilkinson on December 10, 1930 in Hamilton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandsons, Jesse Stephen Hartley and Daniel Ernest Shafer. Barbara is survived by her husband, Harry L. Bradbury; four children, Debra (Stephen) Wright, Kathryn (Pete) Shafer, Carolyn (Dave) Capps, and David (Sue) Bradbury; five grandchildren, Becky (Alex) Sennet, Iris (Alex) Sunshine, Sam (Kelly) Wright, Wyatt Hartley, and Sarah (Blake) Skinner; three great grandchildren, Dawson Sennet, Agatha and Otis Sunshine. Barbara attended Hamilton High School and Miami University where she earned a B.S. in Elementary Education, and was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority. She taught kindergarten in Dayton and later was a school aide in Kettering. Barbara and Harry met at Miami and later married and celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary prior to her death. She was active with Fairmont Presbyterian Church, serving as Deacon, Elder, Moderator of Women of Fairmont, Librarian, Sunday School teacher, and devotional leader of her Circle. She was also active with PEO Chapter BC. Enough cannot be said about her loving devotion to her family and she was so proud that three of her daughters and two granddaughters chose to be teachers. In memory of Barbara, donations may be made to Fairmont Presbyterian Church, 3705 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, Ohio 45429. (937)299-3539. Service is private. TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL in care of arrangements. On line condolences for the family may be sent to


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Debra Foote

February 23, 2021

I absolutely loved Barbara Bradbury. What an example of walking her talk, teaching others without being obvious about it, and caring for her community she was. We all should be thankful that she enriched our lives.

Lynne Peterson

February 23, 2021

David, Am sorry to read of the passing of your Mother. You surely have my sympathy. What a way to make a connection! But I'll bet your Mom would be pleased to know that she played a part in our connection. I live in Centerville. (Remembering Yellowstone!) Contact me.
Blessings to you & Sue & the rest of your family. Lynne Peterson

Carolyn Hartley

February 21, 2021

I feel so blessed to have called Barbara Bradbury my mom. She inspired me greatly with her devotion to family and church. I will always remember her laughter and kind spirit.