|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1985|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 2001|
Brooke fought a hard, 5-year battle with childhood cancer. She had Hodgkins' Disease. She spent the last 8 years of her short life in Eudora, KS, a town she loved very much. There her passion was the annual ACS Eudora Relay For Life Cancer Benefit, which helped her bring Eudora to its feet.
She was a champion fighter for research to end childhood cancers.
Her mother is Judith Ann Feeback O'Grady. Her father is Michael Ward O'Grady. Her siblings are Keven, Bryan, Graecinda "Cindi" Tedder, Robyne "Lisby" Pippert, Tyler and Trevor. She was a wonderful aunt to: Cailan, Sean and Derek, children of Keven & Gayle O'Grady; Jessica, Matt and "Little" Tyler, children of Bryan & Nancy O'Grady; Taylour & Austin, sons of Troy & Cindi Tedder; Samantha, Haleigh & Joshua (1 of his middle names is Brooks, after her), children of Daren & Robyne Pippert; unborn child of Tyler & Jenny O'Grady. Great-aunt to Jeremiah, son of Jessica. Brooksie was also the proud owner of Max and Jeremy, two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Along with her family, two of Brooke's closest friends, Julie Harman and Ashley Moran, are carrying on her tenacious endeavors to raise money to help erase the disease that took her from us.
(If you would like to help fund research toward finding a cure for children's cancer by purchasing a bracelet bearing your child's name, please contact Judi at The Brooke O'Grady Foundation at 785-766-6060 or visit www.brookeogradyfoundation.org. Thank you. )
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line "Brooke O'Grady."
Holy Family Cemetery
Created by: Daren
Record added: Sep 01, 2001
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