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Judith K. Brooks, 76, Bringhurst, was called to her heavenly home, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Kokomo, Indiana. Judy was born to the late Hugh and Fern Kelly Bowman on Jan. 17, 1941, in Carroll County.
Judy was a registered nurse, working at Home Hospital in Lafayette for many years. She also had worked at Purdue University, Salin Bank in Flora, Wisler Electric in Flora, and in Delphi with Medical Associates for Doctors Baker and Petry.
She graduated from Delphi High School and Indiana University-Kokomo. Judy was a member of Flora United Methodist Church, Delta Theta Chi and was active at one time as an EMT with Carroll County for several years. She enjoyed reading and gardening.
On June 28, 1959, in Carroll County Judith Bowman married and started a life together with Thomas Brooks, and he preceded her on April 19, 2014. They lived in the Flora area for years and then moved to Clearwater, Florida, in 1997 until returning to Bringhurst in 2011.
Judy is survived by two daughters, Vicki (Kevin) Hinkle, Kokomo, Michelle (Greg) Barnes, Flora; one son, Steve (Misty) Brooks, Flora; nine grandchildren, Cody (Samantha) Hinkle, Chaseton Hinkle (Megan Whitcomb), Caylin Hinkle, Joshua, Paige, Kinsey Barnes, Alexsis, Addison, Kaia Brooks; great-grandchildren, Colton Hinkle, Kinley Brooks, Khloe Proffitt, and Cambreigh Hinkle; three nieces and three nephews.
The family of Judy invites friends to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Wheeler Family Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, 204 S. Center St., Flora, IN 46929. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at the funeral home. Officiating will be the Rev. Larry DeVos. Burial will follow at Ball Hill Cemetery, near Cutler.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For online condolences, visit www.wheelerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 14, 2017
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