VENICE, FL – Barbara Cornelsen (Koepke) Bradshaw, passed on Friday, April 20, in Venice, FL at the age of 66.
Visitation will be private. A celebration of life will be at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Venice. Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, is handling arrangements.
The beloved wife of Barry Bradshaw, she was preceded in death by her husband John F. Cornelsen and mother Marcia Jean Koepke. She is also survived by her brother Scott (Cathy) Koepke and her father Frank K. Koepke. She was the beloved mother of Casey (Brent) St. John and Kristie Cornelsen; and dearest grandmother of Elizabeth, Andrew, Emma and Christopher.
Barbara was heavily involved in her church and community, enjoying choir and card games. She was an avid golfer and lifelong curler. At one point she was acting treasurer for the United States Curling Association, was on the Scot Tour and was on the bronze medal team at the 2002 Senior World Championships.
She loved to travel, collect shark teeth on the beach with her grandchildren and spend time with family and friends. Barbara lived overseas for 17 years in Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France. Over the past four years, she most enjoyed spending the summers with Barry, making new friends and enjoying the lake at the cottage in upstate New York.