Barbara Warner Obituary

Barbara T. Warner
Barbara T. Warner
Barbara T. Warner

December 23, 1922 - April 24, 2013
Born in Omaha, Nebraska
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Barbara True Bradley Warner was born December 23, 1922 in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1941.

She attended the University of Nebraska where she joined Delta Delta Delta sorority.

In 1943 she moved with her family to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. There she worked as a private secretary to the CEO of the company that was building the southern half of the Alaskan Highway.

In 1946 she returned to Lincoln. After a whirlwind courtship, she married a high school acquaintance, Sidney Ray Bradley. She and Sid had 3 children, Ann Marie, Kay True and Sidney Taylor.

While in Lincoln, she starred as the Story Princess for a TV program for small children, produced by the University of Nebraska.

She also joined the Lincoln Junior League in 1953 and continued her League involvement after the Bradley family moved to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1956.

She served two terms as president of Blank Hospital guild and was active in the Des Moines Symphony Guild.

Her membership in the Great Books Club meant a lot to her; and she also taught Junior Great Books at the Homes of Oakridge. She was a member of Chapter HM, of PEO. She served on the YWCA Board arguing for a street to be named for Martin Luther King, Jr.Probably the most important thing to her was being a founder of Grandmothers Against War.

Barbara will be remembered for her joy, great love of people and her passion for life (and bridge).

She is survived by three children: Ann (Terry) Harrmann, Kay (Joel) Novak of Des Moines and Sidney Taylor Bradley of Williamsburg, IA; four grandchildren, Nicole, Rebecca, Joshua and Ben, and one great grandson, Cyd, and step daughter, Jan (Lloyd) Taylor. Preceding Barbara in death were her husband, Sidney Ray Bradley and second husband, W. W. Warner.

Her funeral will be Friday, April 26, 2013 at Plymouth Congregational Church at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the church.

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Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Friday, April 26, 2013
2:00 PM


Children & Families of Iowa
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Des Moines, IA 50314
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