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Guy E. Brooks


Guy E. Brooks, 96, of Blandinsville, died 2:48 a.m., Tuesday April 28, 2009, at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg.

He was born Aug. 22, 1912, in Augusta, to Walter and Ollie (Grimm) Brooks. 

He first married Lena McMillan Feb. 8, 1938. She preceded him in death Sept. 10, 1975. He then married Bernice Huston June 4, 1976. She survives. 

He is also survived by one daughter, Mary Eleanor (Maurice) Morita, Toronto, Canada, one son, Edward (Carol) Brooks, Blandinsville, two grandchildren, Sue (Phil) Slayden and Jodi (Jesse) Morrison, one sister, Faye Grisham, Kerrville, Texas, one step-daughter, Kay Waller, Macomb, four step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two stepsons, Ronald and Stephen Huston, one step-great-granddaughter, three brothers and four sisters.

He farmed, worked at Norcross Factory in Bushnell and was the road commissioner for Hire Township.

He was a member of the Church of Christ Church, Abingdon.

Funeral services were held Saturday May 2, 2009, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, with John B. Wilson officiating. 

Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. 

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

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