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Lela Brooks

March 21, 1910 — February 9, 2015

L ela Lucille Brooks, of Sabetha died Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Apostolic Christian Home at the age of 104, where she had been a resident since February 2010.

She was born on March 21, 1910 to Lucinda (Davis) Ellington and James Ellington in Sabetha, Kansas. Lela lived her entire life in the Sabetha area.  She was united in marriage to John “Johnny” Brooks on July 30, 1940. To this union was born two sons, Keith and Ronald Brooks.

She was an active member of the Eastern Star #30 Chapter for over 50 years until her health failed.  Lela dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and was a member of Parks Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sabetha for over 90 plus years.

Lela leaves to mourn her a son, Ronald (Clarice) Brooks; four grandchildren, Les Brooks, Ronnette (Chris) Worthley, Ronald Brooks Jr. and Keith Moore; six great-grandchildren, Jalen, Jeter, Jarrett, and Jacey Worthley, Natasha Crosby all from Sabetha and Quincy Brooks of Faucett, Missouri; a great-great-granddaughter, D'Yani Crosby of Sabetha; one nephew, Robert (Louise) Ellington of Kansas City, Missouri; four nieces, Reba Hall of Kansas City, Missouri, Phyllis Gamble of Hiawatha, Shirley Murphy of Tularosa, New Mexico and Cheryl McBride (Nathaniel)  of Vallejo, California, cousins, great nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and loving friends.

In addition to her parents, preceding Lela in death are her husband, John Brooks in 1954; a granddaughter, Ronna Brooks in 1965; a brother, James Leroy Ellington in 1989; a nephew, James “Junior” Brooks in 2004; a son, Keith Brooks in 2007.

Funeral service is Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha  A visitation will be Thursday evening 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary.  The interment will be made in the Sabetha Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sabetha Community Hospital sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia Sabetha, Kansas  66534.


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