Lena Brooks

Lena E. Brooks, 95, of Hoke Ridge Estate, formerly of Lewistown, died at 12:52 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Graham Hospital Extended Care in Canton.

She was born Aug. 9, 1906, in England, the daughter of George and Blanch Nickols Smart. She married Charles T. Sosey on June 19, 1926, in Lewistown. He died Feb. 17, 1948.

She later married Orrin Brooks on Oct. 28, 1968, in Oglesby. He died March 3, 1979.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers.

Surviving are one son, James Sosey of Lewistown; one daughter, Carol (and Gene) Miller of Ipava; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She managed the hot lunch program at Cuba Unit 3 Schools for many years and also had worked as a cook at Western Illinois University for several years.

She was a former member of Fulton County Home Bureau and a member of the Lewistown Zodiac Club.

She was a member of Lewistown United Methodist Church and the Ruth Circle.

Services were held Saturday at her church with Rev. Terry Westerfield officiating. Burial was in Cuba Cemetery. Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to her church or Lewistown Carnegie Library.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/15/2002

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