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.