Anita Joyce Bridges

March 30, 2021

Anita Joyce Bridges, of Aldrich, Missouri, departed this life on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Delmar Gardens South in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 78.

She was born on October 11, 1942 in Stanberry, Missouri, to Marion and Marjorie (Giffin) Stockton. Anita graduated from Stanberry High School. She was united in marriage to Charles E. Bridges on July 17, 1965 in Stanberry, Missouri. Anita retired as a furniture upholster.

She enjoyed gardening, quilting, and was a fan of the MSU Lady Bears. Anita was a loving mother and grandmother, and a good friend to those she knew. She was a member of the Dade County Federated Republican Women, the Missouri Federation of Republican Women, the Arcola Quilting Club, and the CWF Ladies of the Greenfield Christian Church. Anita was a member of the Arcola Lions Club and the Gum Springs Cemetery Board.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Marion and Marjorie Stockton; her step-mother, Myrtle Stockton; her husband, Charles Bridges; one son, Jarrett Ryan Bridges; two brothers, Donald Stockton and Dale Stockton; one step-brother, Frank Cogdill; and one step-sister, Geraldine Campbell.

Survivors include two sons: Chris Bridges and wife, Frederica; and Mitchell Bridges and wife, Amy; two brothers: Richard Stockton and wife, DeDe, and Galen Stockton and wife, Marjorie; three sisters: Nancy Stoll and husband, Jerry; Margaret Grace; and Mary Stockton and Alvis Poe; one step-brother-in-law, Bill Campbell; one sister-in-law, Cindy Stockton; four grandchildren: Luigi Bridges, Isabella Bridges, Charles William Major Bridges, and Lucy Bridges; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 2, 2021, in Gum Springs Cemetery. Family and friends were welcome to view and pay their respects on Thursday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the Greenfield Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gum Springs Cemetery.
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