LaBerne Brooks

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

LaBerne Lina Brooks of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 3, 1913, in Belleville, Ill., daughter of Robert and O'Tillie Schlenk Stevenson. She and Garland A. Brooks were married in November 1935 in Belleville. He died in July 1967.

Brooks worked at J.C. Penney Co. many years. She lived in St. Louis 20 years, Sacramento, Calif., 25 years, and moved to Cape Girardeau in 1991.

Survivors include a son, Robert Brooks of Bixby, Okla.; a daughter, Esther Ressel of Cape Girardeau; three sisters, Margaret Belding and Frances Coldwell of Sacramento, Mary Robb of Fenton, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

There is no visitation or funeral.

Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.