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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 on 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, Abingdon.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday May 2, 2009, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb, with John B. Wilson officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 1, 2009 from 

6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

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