Brooks, age 75 of Porter, passed away on October 2, 2017, at her home.
She was born on
June 17, 1942, in Jacksonville, FL, to Rubin C. and Virginia Jeanette
Starling, both of whom preceded her in death.
In 1965, she
married William H. “Bill” Brooks who preceded her in death.
Ruby is survived by
her children: Anthony “Andy” T. Brooks of Hamlet, IN, Joseph D. “Dean”
Brooks of Wisconsin, and Christopher (Jane) Brooks of Porter, IN; her
daughter-in-law, Kimberly Brooks of North Judson, IN; her siblings: Grandle
(Charlotte) Starling of South Daytona Beach, FL, Lamar (Patty) Starling of
Jacksonville, FL, and Elaine Brady of Easley, SC; her grandchildren:
Charlene Benoit, Cory Potter, River Brooks, Danielle Brooks, and Cody and
Sophia Brooks; and by her two great-grandchildren, Raven Jeffers and Dougie
She is also
preceded in death by her brother, Samuel Starling.
Ruby was a member
of the Zeta Lamda Chapter of the Sigma Lamda sorority. She also enjoyed
playing with her Bridge Club. Annette was known as the “Hosta Lady” and had
a reputation for being an exceptional gardener. She loved to travel,
especially to the south to visit her family. Annette was an avid Elvis fan
and enjoyed attending as many impersonator shows as she could. She was a
big-hearted lady and leaves behind many special friends. Annette loved her
grandkids deeply and was their number-one fan, attending as many football
games, baseball games, cheer competitions, and theater productions as
possible. She was also a very special aunt to her nieces Kayla, Erin and
Ginger, who she loved whole-heartedly. Annette was a “professional” shopper
when she traveled with her beloved sister, Elaine-the Louise to her Thelma.
will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 11 a.m., at White-Love Funeral
Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton.
The family will
receive friends on Friday, October 6, 2017, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the
may be given to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN, 46383.
Memories may be