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Jeanette “Jan” Bradshaw, the eighth of nine children of Cletus A. and Jeanette Frances Van Dyke McNeive, was born Aug. 1, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo. She lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, June 4, 2005, in her home in Seymour, Mo., surrounded by her family, at the age of 48.
On June 14, 1996, she was united in marriage to Dennis James Bradshaw, and to this union one daughter was born.
Her parents, and a brother, Terry McNeive, preceded her in death.
Jan is survived by her loving husband of nine years, Dennis, and their daughter, Erin, of the home; her four brothers, Dan McNeive, and his wife, Helen, of the state of Arizona, Tim McNeive, and his wife, Laura, of Memphis, Tenn., John McNeive, of Dallas, Texas, and James McNeive, and his wife, Trisha, of Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Connie Jensen, and her husband, Bill, of Republic, Patty McKinny, and her husband, Pete, of Dallas, Texas, and Karen Clayton, and her husband, Chuck, of Springfield; a brother-in-law, Don Bradshaw, and his wife, Loraine, of Ava; her father and mother-in-law, Quentin and Voyledean Bradshaw, of Ava; her grandmother-in-law, Florence Rantz, of Ava; many nieces and nephews, whom she made a big part of her life; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
She was raised in Chicago, Illinois, and Fordland, Mo., and graduated from Fordland High School in the Class of 1975.
She was employed by General Electric for 28 years. For over 20 years she lived in the Seymour community. She also was a devoted homemaker to her husband and family.
Jan was a member of St. Leo The Great Catholic Church in Ava.
In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, gardening, shopping, caring for her animals, and visiting with her family and friends. She loved her family dearly, and her daughter, Erin, was the joy of her life.
Jan was a loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and her accomplishments and will cherish the wonderful memories she created for her family and friends.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, in St. Leo The Great Catholic Church in Ava, under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour. Burial was in the Dyer Cemetery near Ava.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Community Hospice of America in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 366, Seymour, MO 65746.