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NAOMI (PEETOOM) BRADLEYMay 17, 1923 ~ February 26, 2020 (age 96)
Obituary: Naomi (Peetoom) Bradley
On Friday, May 17th, 1923 a baby girl was born into the family of Willie and Rosa (Bates) Peetoom. She was the third child. She had a brother, Willie Jr. born in March of 1921 and a sister, Ella, born in April of 1922. For many years, Naomi and her sister were raised as twins. They started to school together and graduated together in 1941.
Naomi attended three different country schools before being transferred to the Shattuck School system in the 7th grade.
After graduation, Naomi worked for Bill Bell at the Best Way Store and Duke Jackson at the Rexol Drug Store. In 1945, she went to Fresno, California and worked a short time for E.A. Gotchalks. She then moved back to Ellis County and started work at the Newman Clinic where she continued to work for 38 years.
Naomi stayed busy. In her spare time, she was Vice-president of Newman monthly newsletter, District Deputy of the Rebecca Lodge, President of the Calico Club and she, together with her good friend, Evelyn Caldwell, delivered meals on wheels for many years.
She babysat four very special little boys: Josh Smith for over 4 years, Nick Holder for 5 years, Jake Bay for 7 years and John Bay for 2 years.
Mr. L.R. Holley and FFA boys helped her plant a flower garden at the W.E. Bradley Fairgrounds in memory of Mr. Bradley. It always looks pretty.
Naomi enjoyed putting together a number of collections including dolls, Avon cars, mini oil lamps and Christmas ornaments. She also enjoyed her yard. She planted nineteen different kinds of trees to see which ones grew in Shattuck. Most of them did well.
After retirement Naomi went to work for the Windmill Museum on the board and at the gift shop.
After 90+ years, she took up sewing and other hobbies. She was a number 1 Shattuck Indian fan at all games.
In May 1949 Naomi married W.E. Bradley and became an FFA mothers' club member.
She joined the First Baptist Church and taught the Jr. High girls class. Naomi loved babies, children and youth. She appreciated her family and friends .
Naomi was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Willard E. Bradley in January 1991, her parents, Willie and Rosa Peetoom, her brother, Willie Peetoom, Jr., her sister, Ella Becker, seven aunts and seven uncles.
She is survived by two nieces, Sue Schoenhals and husband Doug, and Ladonna Tapia of California, two nephews, Henry Dan Crail, Springfield, MO, and Bill Peetoom and wife Ann of Gage OK, three great-nephews and three great-nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Shattuck FFA Shattuck Meals on Wheels or Shattuck Windmill Museum, in care of Mason Funeral Home, P.O. Box 695, Shattuck, OK 73858.