Owen Henry Brooks 1930 - 2008 Centropolis
Funeral services for Owen Henry Brooks, 78, Centropolis, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Old German Baptist Brethren Church in Centropolis. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Centropolis.Mr. Brooks died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at his home.He was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Fairview, Mo., the son of John Franklin and Lydia Elizabeth Hufford Brooks. He grew up and attended schools in Fairview. He moved to Centropolis in 1955.Mr. Brooks worked on the family farm in Missouri before moving to the Quinter area. He worked in the Maintenance Department at Kansas University for more than 30 years. He was a member of Old German Baptist Brethren Church near Centropolis. He enjoyed spending time with family and especially fishing with his grandsons.He married Fern Leota Barton on Sept. 16, 1955, in Centropolis. They shared 52 years of marriage. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include three sons, Daniel Brooks and wife Chris, Overbrook, Douglas Brooks and wife Virginia, Indiana, and Bradley Brooks and wife Cindy, Virginia; two daughters, Beverly Crist and husband Wendel, Overbrook, and Sue Williams and husband Gary, Ohio; two sisters, Rosie Smith and husband Dale, Missouri, and Dorothy Skiles and husband Joe, Florida; 13 grandchildren, Jesse, Jonathan and Kelli Crist, Ryan, Denton, Eric, Christopher, Trent and Carrie Brooks, Brook, Brady and Kayla Williamson and Emily Flora; and a great-grandson, Kade Brooks.Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Howard Brooks, in December 1957; and two brothers-in-law, Carol Embry and Robert Tansey.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Ottawa.