Doris Brooks - November 09, 2009

Doris Brooks, 95, of Aurora, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at the Hamilton Manor.
Funeral Services were Friday, Nov. 13 at the United Methodist Church in Aurora. Dr. F. Cole Fowler officiated. Burial was in the Aurora Cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Doris Geneva Brooks, daughter of Arthur and Eva (Ekberg) Wilson, was born near Hordville on Sept. 7, 1914.
She grew up in Marquette and graduated from Marquette High School in 1931. She attended York College and Kearney State College. She went on to teach school for eight years in District 76, 93 & 94.
On June 7, 1940, she married Orval Brooks at Aurora. Doris worked at Red & White Grocery for 30 years. She was a lifetime resident of Hamilton County. Her husband died on Aug. 20, 1996.
She was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church, the Women’s Group and taught Sunday School and Bible School. She belonged to the Priscilla Club and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and playing card games.
Survivors include her two children, J. Bradley (Polly) Brooks of Norfolk and Beth Ann Brooks of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; two grandchildren, Todd James Brooks of Norfolk and Troy Michael Brooks of Lincoln; two brothers-in-law, Harold Stark of Aurora and Merle Brooks of Ashville, N. C. and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Edwin and Allan Wilson and sister, Margaret Wilson.

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