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Vonnie L. Brooks
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Birth: May 29, 1930
Death: Dec. 25, 2009

Vonnie L. Brooks, 79, of 204 W. Manning St., formerly of Agency, entered into new life Dec. 25, 2009, at Hospice House. He was born to Amos and Elsie (Thomas) Brooks of Floris on May 29, 1930. Vonnie was a graduate of Bloomfield High School. He and Shirley M. Penrod were united in marriage on Jan. 3, 1952, in Bloomfield. She preceded him in death on Dec. 23, 2005. Vonnie was a career United States Air force veteran retiring in 1971. During his service years he was stationed in Guam, Thailand, California and Alaska his family remembers fondly the time spent in California. Upon retirement Vonnie returned to Iowa, living in Agency for many years. He and Shirley were steadfast supporters of the Calvary Baptist Church in Batavia.Vonnie is remembered and cherished by three children, Mark (Terri) Brooks, Carlisle Lorna Jean (Mike) Wieskamp, Des Moines, and Hal M. (Evelyn) Brooks, Agency. He is survived by six grandchildren, Matt, Melinda, Jason, Jeremy, Andy and Ally; 10 great-grandchildren; and by two sisters, Ina Morgan, Des Moines, and Josephine Wieneke, Nixa, Mo.; and one brother, Roger Brooks, Floris; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; three sisters, Neva Benge, Alice Cherry and Olive Batterson; and three brothers, Albert, Emery and Larry Brooks. A celebration of Vonnie's life will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Batavia; Pastor Thomas Shipley officiating. Open visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday at Kremer Funeral Home in Eldon with family present to greet friends from 4-7 p.m. Casket bearers will be Jason and Jeremy Brooks, Andy Wiesekamp, Joel Shipley, Johnathan Brown and Troy Goodell. Honorary casket bearer is Matthew Brooks. Memorials may be directed to the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial is in Floris Cemetery. Military rites afforded by O.B. Nelson American Legion Post # 3 and the Walter B. Schafer Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #775.
Published in the Ottumwa Daily Courier from 12/27/2009 - 12/28/2009
Family links: 
  Amos Anson Brooks (1886 - 1985)
  Elsie Anna Thomas Brooks (1888 - 1983)
  Shirley M. Penrod Brooks (1931 - 2005)*
  Albert A Brooks (1908 - 1991)*
  Ina Morgan (1910 - 2010)*
  Alice June Brooks Cherry (1917 - 2006)*
  Larry Brooks (1919 - 1980)*
  Olive Mae Brooks Batterson (1921 - 1981)*
  Vonnie L. Brooks (1930 - 2009)
*Calculated relationship
Floris Cemetery
Davis County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Flintstone
Record added: Dec 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46057974
Vonnie L. Brooks
Added by: Flintstone
Vonnie L. Brooks
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- Joanne
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