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George M. Brooks

September 9, 1923 — March 12, 2012

George Melvin Brooks, 88, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Linn Community Nursing Home. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 16 at the United Methodist Church, Clay Center. Pastor Randy Jellison-Knock officiated. Marilyn Habluetzel played the organ while Peggy Schultz sang "How Great Thou Art" and the congregation sang "Amazing Grace". The pallbearers were Ralph Brooks, Harold Brooks, Danny Brooks, Rodney Butler, Bob Alexander and Bill Alexander. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center. George was born September 9, 1923 at Riley, to John and Daisy (Carswell) Brooks. He was the youngest of six children. George graduated from Pleasant Hill School at Green. George farmed most of his life and retired in 1999. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. On October 8, 1950, he married Lula Lee Alexander at Green, Kansas. They made their home on a farm near Green, later moving to a farm near Linn, where they farmed and operated a dairy. George is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Wilma Noe, Hazel Puett and Mildred Butler; and brother, Clinton Brooks. Surviving him are his wife, Lula Lee; daughter, Diane Brooks, Salina; and brother, John Brooks Jr., Manhattan. A memorial fund has been established to the Linn Community Nursing Home. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington, Kansas. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of George M. Brooks, please visit our flower store.


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