Alden Bradley

Funeral services for Alden Bradley, 84, Eudora, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The service will be available on our website. Burial will follow at Clinton Cemetery. Alden passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at his home.

Alden was born on June 4, 1937 in Lawrence, KS the son of Oral Albert and Lettie Viola (Talley) Bradley.

Alden graduated from Lawrence High school in 1955. He was a foreman for Farmland Industries, retiring after 36 years in 2000. Alden served in the US Army. Alden enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, Senior dances watching sports and making trips to Branson, MO. Alden was a life long farmer and loved raising Hereford cattle.

He married Mariann Thomas on October 9, 1960 in Augusta, Georgia. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his children, Alden Bradley, Jr., Lenexa, Debbie Grosdidier, (Glen) Baldwin City, Allen Bradley, Eudora; three granddaughters, Alexandra Elzein (Ryan), Olathe, Margo Azoulay (Yariv), San Diego and Erin Grosdidier, Baldwin City; sister, Carol Bradley, Lawrence. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Edward and sister, Frances Mercer.

The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in Alden’s name to Visiting Nurses or Clearfield United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

18 Condolences

  1. Carmen Marsico on August 24, 2021 at 6:09 am

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  2. Bill Wood on August 24, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Sorry to hear of Alden’s passing. Prayers for his family as you all miss him. May the good memories bring healing to your hurting hearts.

  3. Debbie Shafer on August 24, 2021 at 8:41 am

    So sorry to hear about Alden. Harry Shafer worked with him at Farmland. Harry said he was a great person to work with. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Cathy Nunley on August 24, 2021 at 10:46 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories with you and Alden from our many Farm Bureau trips.

  5. Donna barnes on August 24, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    So sorry to hear of Aldens passing. God bless you and your family.

  6. Verle and Karen Smith on August 24, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    He was the best Uncle ever. He loved family and family dinners. I will always remember our many great holidays together. We loved the wagon rides with all the grandkids and cousins. And all the card games after dinner. We will miss him greatly. Rest In Peace Uncle Alden, we love you!

  7. Cammie (Mische) Garrison on August 24, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    My deepest sympathies for your families loss!

  8. Linda Shirk on August 24, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Dorothy M Martin on August 25, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    So very sorry to learn of Alden’s passing. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. May The Lord keep you in His care with much comfort. Sending our Love to the family.
    Gerald and Dorothy Martin

  10. James Hargett on August 25, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    So sorry for your families loss many memories in my younger year’s.Prayers sent for peace

  11. Margo Azoulay on August 27, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Love you grandpa, I will miss you..

  12. Kay Means on August 27, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Uncle Alden was a fine man and a great Uncle. We did have wonderful family dinners. And lots of great Easter dinners, with the wagon rides. It was Uncle Alden who taught me to shuffle cards and play card games
    Will miss him greatly.

  13. Dillon on August 27, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of a deep friend ! The Bradley families are a big part of our life for many years. John and Joyce Dillon, Jeff, & Doug. Thinking of you with sadness!

  14. SAMANTHA K BENDER on August 27, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Will miss uncle Alden and will always remember the good old days and all the family get togethers of him always being so kind as to take all of us out rain or shine on his trailer for a ride around his property to look at all the cows. It was a lot of fun. He was a great great uncle!

  15. Elizabeth Weeks Woods on August 27, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    When we saw you and Alden in Eudora it was such a nice surprise! We all got our Vaccinations and had the best visits with one another. It had been a very long time.
    Alden discussed his cancer with Nick knowing Nick has cancer and had had surgery for more. This was when we all had our 2nd vaccinations.
    Sending prayers and gentle hugs to each of you. Alden was a fine man, good neighbor, longtime friend to so many of our family and all your neighbors and friends throughout Douglas County. He will be missed.
    Elizabeth & Nick Woods

  16. Lance and Jill Flory on August 30, 2021 at 8:56 am

    So sorry for your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Vince Weeks on August 31, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Linda and I were very saddened to hear of Aldens passing. He was such a important part of the community. Please know that we are thinking of you all as you go through this very sad time.

    Vince and Linda Weeks

  18. Zee Button on September 10, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I know my mother always enjoyed visits from Alden and Marianne. Seems like our family is losing so many members. Remember all the good times you had together.

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