LimaLowell Ray Bradshaw Sr., 74, died at 8:24 a.m., May 9, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.He was born Sept. 15, 1937, in Huntington, Ind., to Raymond L. and Mary E. Freed Bradshaw, who preceded him in death. He shared the last 25 years of his life with Betty Leis Wharton, who survives in Lima.Mr. Bradshaw was raised in Lima form the age of 5. He was a 1956 graduate of Lafayette-Jackson High School. He retired from Marathon Electric after 38 years. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 199 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370. He had a lifelong love of cars and motorcycles. He really enjoyed camping. He loved his dogs, Bo, Buddy and Bandit.Survivors also include 11 children, Lowell (Judy) Bradshaw Jr. and Bruce (Tina) Bradshaw, both of Lima, Renee (Jim) Jansen, of Des Moines, Iowa, Brian (Paula) Bradshaw, of Indianapolis, Elaine Acheson and Monica Bradshaw, both of Lima, Angela Bradshaw and Suzanne Cozart, both of Indianapolis, Russell (Shannon) Wharton, of Syracuse, Kan., and Janice (Greg) Bartlett and Timothy (Rhonda) Wharton, both of Lima; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, John M. Bradshaw, Phillip C. Bradshaw and Thomas L. Bradshaw; and a sister, Donna C. Stevenson.He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.Services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Eastside Chapel. Pastor Jim Loescher will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to Family of Faith United Methodist Church.Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
Tara Cutlip, 21 and pregnant with her second child, was shot and killed Saturday in her Bahama Drive home. Loved ones gather in front of Tara's home to remember her and speak out against domestic violence.