Julia Brooks

Julia Brooks, 98, long time Lawrence resident, died Friday, September 17, at Brookside Manor in Overbrook, KS.

Julia was born in Richland, Kansas, on December 18, 1922 to Charles and Maude Allbaugh.  She graduated from Overbrook High School and attended Emporia State Teachers College.

She was married to Byron Brooks on May 8, 1943.  They shared nearly 64 years of marriage until his death in 2007.

She is survived by 3 sons, Mark (Susie), Carl (Nancy), and Bruce (Shelley, deceased), 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and many neices and nephews.

Julia was an avid bridge player, having earned the rank of life master.  She was also a gardener.  She had a large garden in North Lawrence, and on the family farm in Baldwin, for many years.  Julia was a driver of Meals on Wheels for years and was a faithful member of Plymouth Congregational Church and the Baldwin First United Methodist Church, during her time in Baldwin City.  She spend many of her retirement years following the activities of her grandchildren.  She was unfailingly loyal to her family and enjoyed all of their successes.

Memorial services are pending.

Memorial contributions should be made to Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Mike Rumsey...

Could I have Bruce Brooks email or phone?

From LuAnn Wilcox...

Dear Carl, Nancy and Brooks family,
What a lovely remembrance of Julia’s life. So many things I didn’t know. I remember her faithfully coming to Jay’s baseball games. It was always so nice to talk to her. May she rest in eternal peace.

From Becky Berglund...

So sorry to see Julia passed away. My prayers are with you

From Judy Heller...

Mark and Susie, I hope you are able to have family time to celebrate the many wonderful memories you must have since she seems blessed to have had a long and loving life. My sympathies are with you at this difficult time.

From Bill Gray...

Condolences to Bruce and all of the Brooks family. Julia Brooks I recall always was unfailingly polite and maintained a steady calmness even amid some of our youthful shenanigans. Bill and LaVerna Gray

From Steve and Jean Baldwin...

Carl and Nancy, We are so sorry to find out that your mother passed on. She was an amazing woman. Prayers for you and the rest of the family.

From SheilaWarren...

I loved Julia. She was so sweet and polite. She loved her family and talking about them. She was amazing. I only met her a few years ago, but enjoyed her every day I was with her.

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