Eileen M. Bradford, 86, of DeSoto entered into rest on January 15, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Bradford was born October 19, 1925 in St. Louis; she was the daughter of the late Thomas Donoghue and Goldie (nee Wideman) Santonas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Edward Bradford.
Eileen had worked at the Jefferson County Building Commission in Hillsboro.
Mrs. Bradford is survived by a son, Michael (Kathy) Bradford of DeSoto; five daughters, Dorothy (Charles) Missey and Norma Adney, both of DeSoto, Ruth Ann (James) Becker of Bonne Terre, Kathy (David) Gegg of Festus and Rebecca Ann (Carl) Rhineberger of Festus; one sister, Patricia (Tony) Bollinger of Cape Girardeau; 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Edward Bradford, a brother, Thomas Donoghue, and a grandson, Andrew Burris.