Miriam Bradley Auble died Jan. 18, 2008 at NHC Health Care in Kennett. She was born Aug. 1914 in her birth home on Everett Street in Kennett to Sara and James A. Bradley, Attorney. She was preceded in death by her parents, her older sister Mildred Kern, younger brother, Carl Bradley and her dear husband, Frank H. Auble.
Miriam met the love of her life and married Frank in 1941. Having followed her husband while in the service, she lived in Texas and California. After World War II they lived in Indiana, Virginia, and settled in Charlotte, North Carolina where they were members of Park Road Baptist Church for many years. They shared a love of church and community by Frank's beautiful voice serving in the choir and Miriam as Youth Director, providing special care to Retarded Children in summer camps and as a Sunday school teacher.
When Frank died in 1961 Miriam returned to her home and friends in Kennett and to be closer to her aging brother. She shared a love of life and gave freely of her skills. She worked deep into her eighties with the Dunklin County Abstract where she developed life long friends.
Family who mourn her absence are her nieces, Judy Litaker, and her husband Joe, and children, David, Debbie and Dawn, of Charlotte, N.C.; Carolyn Winney of Atlanta, Ga., and her children, Bradley, Eric and Kristin; Jean Bradley of Charlottesville, Va.; also her nephew, Jim Bradley of Jacksonville, Fla., and her cousin, JoBeth Ennis, of Kennett, Missouri.
This world has become a better place because of Miriam's love of retarded children, her commitment to her membership in the Eastern Star and St Jude's Children's Foundation. To us, her family and friends, we will miss her gentle caring heart, her listening ear and deep faith in God's direction in her life.
Those of you who would care to contribute in Miriam's memory may do so to Legacy Hospice or to NHC Health Care Patient Fund. At Miriam's request, there will not be a funeral service. Miriam will be buried in Charlotte, N.C., next to her husband, Frank. In memory of her she requests that you call each other, share a few stories and laugh a lot.