Archive for Sunday, August 5, 2001

Brooke’ O’Grady

August 5, 2001


Funeral Mass for Alexandria Mashele "Brooke" O'Grady, 15, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora. Burial will be in the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.

Brooke died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

Brooke was born Dec. 16, 1985, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Michael W. and Judith A. O'Grady.

Brooke attended Christ the King School in Kansas City, Mo., St. John's School in Lawrence and Eudora public schools.

An active Girl Scout, she enjoyed softball and volleyball. She dedicated much of her life to raising awareness and research funds to find a cure for cancer in children.

Survivors include her mother, Judith A. O'Grady, of the home; her father, Michael W. O'Grady of Peculiar, Mo.; four brothers, Trevor O'Grady, of the home, Keven O'Grady, Prairie Village, Bryan O'Grady, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Tyler O'Grady, Overland Park; and two sisters, Cindy Tedder, Olathe, and Robyne Pippert, Lawrence.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. A parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora, followed by visitation until 9 p.m. at the church.

The family suggests memorials to National Children's Cancer Foundation, National Children's Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Relay for Life-Eudora Chapter or Children's Mercy Hospital, sent in care of the mortuary.

Friends who have stories, condolences or acknowledgments of Brooke are asked to e-mail them to with a subject line "Brooke O'Grady."

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