Lisa Dian Moore Bradshaw

December 29, 1961 ‒ October 19, 2020

Miamisburg, Ohio
Formerly of Effingham, Illinois

Lisa Moore Bradshaw, born four days after Christmas in 1961, was a gift to the late Opal (Wicker) and Alton Moore and her then-14-year-old brother, Roger.

The Moore’s moved from Marion, Ohio, to Brazil, Indiana, when Lisa was nine. The personality that defined her life took shape in rural Brazil. Always putting the needs of others before her own, Lisa loved to take charge wherever she was. A gifted planner and conversationalist, she made sure everyone felt special and listened to. She thrived on social gatherings, loved events large and small, and decorated for every occasion.

Well before she graduated with Van Buren High School’s Class of 1980, she began dating her future husband, Robert Kent “Rob” Bradshaw, and they married in 1982 in the Carbon Methodist Church, outside Brazil. A top student, cheerleader and active in many school activities, Lisa went on to earn a B.S. degree in education from Indiana State University.

With a huge heart for children, Lisa was a pre-kindergarten teacher at the King’s Kids Preschool once the Bradshaw’s left Terre Haute and settled in Effingham, Illinois. She was especially passionate about children’s literature and loved “bringing those stories to life” while reading to “her kids.”

In Effingham, the couple welcomed Robert Zachary Harrison Bradshaw, the one child Lisa always said she wanted and looked forward to. For years before Zach’s arrival, she shared the vision she had for her son and all she planned to do in raising him. As he grew, she was active in every part of his life, reveling in his high school golfing accomplishments and his success at Monmouth College. As a mom, she was a gift.

Second only to her love of children was her love of animals. A “dog fanatic,” Lisa continually increased the size of the Bradshaw family with rescue pups from the Effingham Animal Rescue Sanctuary (AKA EARS). With that well-honed skill of taking charge and involving everyone around her, Lisa was a “professional volunteer,” serving on the Effingham Public Library and YMCA boards and becoming an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Leveraging her own high school experiences, she also spent years as Effingham High School’s volunteer cheerleading coach.

A woman of deep faith, Lisa was a member of the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, in Effingham, having grown up in the Marion First Free Will Baptist Church and then the Carbon Baptist Church, where she sang in the youth choir.

Her life ended peacefully October 19, 2020, with family to see her off. Cherishing her memory are her husband, Robert; son, R. Zach; parents-in-law Norma and Robert Bradshaw, brother and sister-in-law Beverly and Roger Moore and Ann and Richard Bradshaw, several nieces and nephews, and hundreds of friends and students who will never forget her caring personality.

Services recalling the specialness of Lisa’s life will be held at her graveside at 1 pm, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, in Grand Prairie Cemetery, 4964 Brush Ridge Drive North, Marion, Ohio, 43302, with Father Kyle Tennant officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Effingham Animal Rescue Sanctuary, PO Box 1737, Effingham, IL, 62401  the Effingham Public Library via its online link, or the Clay County Youth Food Delivery Program, c/o the Clay County YMCA, 225 E. Kruzan St, Brazil, IN, 47834.

The Bradshaw and Moore families extend a heartfelt thank you to Father Paul Ruwe of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, in Kettering, Ohio, for giving Lisa her last rites.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Lisa’s family, and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Dear Rob, Dena and I are very sorry for your profound loss. Words cannot express the shock and sadness we feel for your entire extended family. Please know we will keep you in our prayers.

  • Rob, I am so sorry to hear about Lisa, I remember enjoying talking to her when she would visit you at Petty Co. One thing that comes to mind was the food she brought in for your birthday like her homemade Butter Rum Cake and Artichoke Dip. They were so good! Rob you and Zach are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Rob, I am so sorry to hear about Lisa. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Zach. Lisa was always a ray a sunshine when she was around. I know she will be missed. Please take care and god bless.

  • Dear Rob and Zach,
    We are so sorry about Lisa! We have spent many hours talking about when Rob and Lisa lived by us in Orlando, Fl. The fun and joy we all had together! Lisa was so energetic and always brought so much life to any event. She was the best friend and always there for us!
    Lisa will always be in our hearts and minds!
    Love, Ellen and Rick

  • To Rob and family my deepest condolences. Lisa was simply amazing. She always treated everyone so special and was a true bundle of joy. The world is a less friendly place without her. Our memories will always be there to honor her. She will be welcomed in heaven and make it better.

    She will always be one my favorite classmates.

    Kevin VBHS 1980

  • Lisa always had a big smile and gentleness about her that I will always remember. Growing up Lisa having Lisa visiting was always great. I know there will never be another like Lisa. She will always have a place in my heart. Prayers for all the family. Love you all.

  • Dear Rob and family,

    I am so heartbroken for you. Lisa was one of the sweetest people I have even met. She was so kind to everyone and she made this world a better place. I am praying for you all.
    Jennifer (Simonson) Hawkins

  • Dear Rob and family,
    The sun became a little dimmer on the day Lisa left this world for the next. She was such a joyous person, always offering friendship and a smile. I pray God gives you peace and comfort while you mourn. Lisa was a beautiful person, inside and out, and she will be remembered. You and your family are in my family’s thoughts and prayers.

    Peggy Gummere Fonseca
    VBHS Class of 1980

  • Robbie, We are so sad to hear about Lisa. We will be thinking of you and praying for you and your family. Tammy and Rod Rhine

  • Rob,
    Words can not express how sad we are for you and family. May God wrap his arms around you and Zach at this time. So sorry friend! Thoughts and prayers🙏

    Kevin and Coreen Fisher

  • Dear Rob and family,

    We are so sad to hear about Lisa. Lisa was truly a joy to be around and a great and genuine friend. She was one of those few people that took joy and laughter wherever she went. She will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest of the family.

    Danny and Jamie Webster

  • Rob,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Lisa was a great person. I have lots of memories of our school days together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Diana Meyer Bradshaw

  • My heart and condolences is felt for her loss,she was a dear friend in school and as a Christian she is now in a better place i chris Alan Butler am so sorry for loss she will be so deeply messed.

  • So sorry for ur loss. I was in the class of 1980 with her. Always so sweet an kind. Prayers for u an the family. She will be greatly missed

  • Rob,
    Kristie and I offer our prayers to both you and Zach through this difficult period. We loved the times we spent together with you and Lisa at ISU and outside of school as well. We will miss her deeply. I am always available to talk.
    The Bridgewaters

  • Rob and Zach so good to have known Lisa, much sympathy in this time of sorrow. dan and pauline bockhorn

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the Bradshaw family. When Zach came to Pleasant, we became friends and he introduced me to this wonderful woman, his mom. Lisa was an amazing person and so supportive of everything Zach did. She had a way of making everyone feel special.

    -Eric “Nelly” Nielsen

  • Rob & Zach
    Words can not express how sad & broken hearted we are for you. Lisa was bigger than life & will be dearly missed. We feel truly blessed that our children were taught by Lisa at King’s Kids. Her smile lit up any room she entered. May God embrace you and Zach during these difficult times. Heaven has gained another angel! Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • Rob,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. May God see you through this difficult time.


  • Rob, Tammy and I will be praying for both you and Zach. While reading the description of Lisa’s life, I remember her at Van Buren always having time to listen always having time to smile and acknowledge a friend during passing period. While we are sorrowful for you, we are joyful Lisa is now with the Lord.
    All love, Brent Rollings & Tammy Reeves Rollings

  • Rob,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Lisa was such a sweet person and will be missed by so many. I’m at a loss for words, I know there is no words to help take the pain of loss away, just know she is in heaven watching over everyone she loved dearly.

    Judy Freeman
    VBHS 1980

  • Rob,
    So sorry for your loss. Lisa was such a joy to many. We all will cherish the fun times at VBHS and enjoyed her support and up lifting spirit. I know she’s rejoicing in heaven now. May God bless you and Zach.
    Jeff & Teri Chamberlain

  • Dear Rob and family,
    Words can not say how sorry I am for your loss.
    Heaven gained a precious angel with Lisa.
    She lit the darkest room up with her smile..
    Prayers for all of you.
    Anita Ferris

  • Rob & Zach, So sorry for your loss. She was definitely one of the good ones. She always had a smile on her face and lit up the room. <3