Archive for Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Donna M. Brooks

February 7, 2006

Mass of Christian Burial for Donna M. Brooks, 45, Lansing, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Morgantown, W.Va. Burial will follow at East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown.

Mrs. Brooks died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at her home.

Services in Lansing were Tuesday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

She was born Dec. 17, 1960, in Morgantown, the daughter of Kenneth J. and Mary V. (Saturday) Leach.

She graduated from St. Francis High School, Morgantown, and later earned a nursing degree from West Virginia University.

Mrs. Brooks worked at many hospitals, including Saint John Hospital, Leavenworth, University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., and Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, Wash.

She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing, where she taught Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) classes. She loved gardening, traveling, collecting baskets, bears and antiques.

Survivors include her husband, retired Lt. Col. Michael S. Brooks; a son, Joshua M. Brooks; and two daughters, Kristin M. Brooks and Ashley L. Brooks, all of Lansing; her parents, Kenneth J. and Mary V. Leach, Morgantown; two sisters, Alice M. Gaston, Smyrna, Del., and Gloria L. Groover, Fredericksburg, Va.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home, Morgantown.

The family suggests memorials to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, sent in care of Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Home, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth 66048. Belden-Sexton-Sumpter handled local arrangements.


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