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Obituary for Brenda Brooks
Brenda Jo Brooks, 70, of West Peoria, IL died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2012, at the Loyola Medical Hospital in Chicago. She was born June 9, 1942 in Louisville, KY. She married Dennis L. Brooks January 20, 1959 in Burlington, IA, he survives. She had three children. Her daughter, Carri L. (Brooks) Zaborac of Peoria; son, Todd (Misty) Brooks of Peoria; sister, Cathy S. Smith of Marquette Heights; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and dozens of nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jami K. (Brooks) Maroon; great-grandson, Jacob Zaborac; two sisters, Judy Ferguson from Springfield, Coleen Harper of Sparks, NV; mother, Martha Purdy and step-father, Riley Purdy of Peoria. Brenda worked as a secretary for District 150 for several years. She was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church in Peoria. She was a loving wife of 53 years, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Cremation has been accorded and a visitation will be held Thursday August 16, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St Philomena Catholic Church in Peoria with a Memorial Mass on Friday August 17, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the church. Fr. David Richardson will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Renaissance Care Center (Pediatric Wing) in Canton in her name in honor of Jacob Zaborac.