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Judith Marie Brooks dies at 80

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Judith Marie Brooks, of Chesterton, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at Hospice of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. She was 80.

She was born December 20, 1928 in Chesterton the daughter of Walter R. and Clara (Kath) Ciss, both of whom preceded her in death.

Judy is survived by four children, Christopher L. Brooks, of Marietta, Ga., Jennifer B. (Art) Nash, of Charlevoix, Mich., Melissa A. (Chuck) Johnson, of Loveland, Ohio, Matthew A. Brooks, of Chesterton. She is also survived by former husband and father of her children, Chad Brooks, of Porter; five grandchildren, Hannah Ruth Kirk, Paul Daniel Brooks, Kirk Derek Nash, Nicholas Cole Johnson and Nathan Thomas Johnson.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Janet McGroarty.

Judy was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Chesterton and was a Stephens Minister of the Church. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary and Delta Theta Tau Sorority. She retired from the Duneland School Corp. where she was an elementary teacher. She was a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelors degree in education.

Funeral services, Pastor Jane L. Aicher officiating, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W. 1100N. Chesterton. Interment will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton and Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church Parish Nurse Program, 2050 W. 1100N. Chesterton. For information, please call 926-1309.


Posted 1/29/2009