Alice Dolores Brooks, went to her Heavenly Home, at the age of 88, on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.
Alice was born to Cleo and Mildred (Wolfe) Pearson, on October 15, 1930, on her Grandpa Wolfe’s farm in Central Barren, Indiana. She grew up in Urbana, Illinois. Alice married Austin Brooks on December 26, 1948. They were married 57 years before Austin passed away, in 2006. Together they farmed in the Armstrong, Illinois area for 42 years before moving to Pence, Indiana in the fall of 1986.
Austin and Alice had seven children- Gayle (Jim) Ehmen of Paxton, Illinois, Tom (Carol) Brooks of Potomac, Illinois, Carl (Crystal Griggs) Brooks of Potomac, Illinois, Russell (Liz) Brooks of Newman, Illinois, Rex (Cathy) Brooks of Covington, Indiana, Burley Wayne Brooks (deceased) and Lisa (Charlie) Sims of St. Joseph, Illinois. She is survived by 25 grandchildren, 34 great- grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren and she is also survived by several extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, brother- Charles Edward Pearson and daughter in laws- Darlene Brooks and Jan Brooks.
In Alice’s final years she resided many years in Covington, Indiana and a short time in Paxton, Illinois, before finally moving to St. Joseph, Illinois, in 2017.
Alice was completely devoted to her family. No matter what she was in the middle of, if one of her children needed her, she dropped everything at a moment’s notice to be there for them. Her favorite thing in life was spending time with her family, which included anyone that walked through the door.
Alice was a collector of many things-rocks, books, squirrels, owls, bird figurines and antiques of all kinds. She loved flea markets and garage sales-and although very shy, she loved to haggle on a price with someone for something she wanted.
A Celebration of Alice’s Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday June 29, 2019, at the Potomac Church of Christ, with Pastor Gary Arivett officiating. She will be laid to rest following the services in Partlow Cemetery, in Armstrong. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac. Visitation will also be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Danville Humane Society or Donor’s Choice. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Brook’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.