|Birth: ||Nov. 2, 1922|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 2009|
Published Jan. 21, 2009 - Chanute, KS
Margaret L. Brooks, 86, of Thayer, Kansas, died at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at Labette Health in Parsons, Kansas.
She was born on November 2, 1922 at Attica, Kansas, to Olin J. and Jeanetta E. (Hoyt) Kinzer.
She grew up at Attica and attended schools there graduating from Attica High School in 1940.
Following high school she moved to Parsons where she worked at the Edwards grocery store and a dry cleaning business.
She and L. Meryle Brooks were married on May 16, 1942, at Sidney, Nebraska. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1997.
She and her husband moved to rural Thayer after World War II where they farmed for many years.
She was a homemaker and helped her husband on the family farm. They later moved into Thayer. They also owned and operated the M&M café at Thayer.
She was a member of the Thayer Christian Church.
She enjoyed baking and making candies. She made Christmas candy every Christmas. She was active in the PTA and 4-H when her children were young. She also enjoyed spending time at the Senior Center in Thayer. She served as the Grand Marshall at the Thayer Homecoming Parade this past year. She was affectionately known as "Grandma" within the Thayer community.
She is survived by three sons, Duane Brooks of Thayer, KS, Mervin Brooks, and wife, Sharon of Columbus, KS, and Marvin Brooks, and wife, Sandy of Thayer, KS; 46 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Kinzer of Parsons, KS, and Paul Kinzer of Claremore, OK; and one sister, Jewell Shields of Broomfield, CO.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sheryl Vanderford on March 12, 2003; a great-grandson, Isaiah Michael Brooks on November 9, 2006 (buried in Harrison Cemetery, Wilson County, KS), and a sister Jean Vanzant.
Funeral services will be January 24, 2009 at the Thayer Christian Church. Cremation will follow the service and a private committal service will be held at a later date at the Thayer Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Thayer Christian Church Youth Group, and these may be left at or mailed to Carson-Wall Funeral Home 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.
Olin Joseph Kinzer (1899 - 1976)
Jeanetta Elizabeth Hoyt Kinzer (1903 - 1987)
Leslie Meryle Brooks (1918 - 1997)
Margaret L Kinzer Brooks (1922 - 2009)
William Lamont Kinzer (1925 - 2011)*
Marva Jean Kinzer Vanzant (1933 - 2004)*
Maintained by: Mark A. Swafford
Originally Created by: TiogaRose
Record added: Jan 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33091520