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Pat Brooks

Goreville- Patricia Rhea “Pat” Brooks, 80, of Goreville, passed away at 11:22 PM, Monday, May 20, 2019 at her home.

Pat was born on May 5, 1939 in Shoal Creek Township, Illinois to Paul J. and Juliet Ruth (Linder) Scheib. She married Edward Brooks on June 20, 1964 in Granite City, Illinois. He preceded her in death on December 10, 2010.

She was a homemaker to the fullest extent and cared deeply and worked very hard for her children. Pat was an intelligent, spiritual, philosophical woman who believed in God and enjoyed friendly conversation about different faith communities. She was a multi-talented woman who could achieve most any task like sewing costumes and clothing for her children and grandchildren, electrical work around the house and for neighbors and she was a beautician who worked from home or for various funeral homes. In her spare time she enjoyed horseback riding and cooking. She most enjoyed time spent with her beloved family.

Survivors include-

Son- James E. Houser and wife Donna Marie of Springfield

Son- Maurice E. Brooks and girlfriend Karen Mullers of Simpsonville, South Carolina

Daughter- Pamela Ward and husband Barry of Lake of Egypt

Nine Grandchildren Ten Great Grandchildren

Brother- LaRue Bartles of Springfield Brother- Duane Scheib of Tucson, Arizona

Sister- JoAnn Scheib of Tucson, Arizona

She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial arrangements were made at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.

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I am so sorry we didnt get much time together. We love you and you are greatly missed. Wish you couldve spent more time with your great grandchildren, katelyn, tristin and Aidan. With much love from Candice and Stephen.

Candice Johnson May 24 2019 1:51 PM

Love you Pat and will remember you always! Say hi to mom for me ?

Dawn Blakeman May 24 2019 1:52 AM

Im gonna miss all the long conversations we always had about religion and family. Your beautiful talent you had for doing ceramics and many other arts and crafts. But most of all im gonna miss you!! I'll see you when i get there, your with uncle Ed and all the rest of the family......your finally at peace "I LOVE YOU ALWAYS" your favorite niece LOL ?

Deborah Bartels May 23 2019 11:51 PM

My deepest condolences to the friends & family for your loss. Our Heavenly Father gives us a comforting thought when He tells us that soon death will be "swallowed up forever." (1 Cor. 15:54) Yes, the Bible promises a time in the near future when "mourning...and DEATH will be NO MORE." (Revelation 21:4) The earth will become a paradise and ALL our loved ones will be resurrected to enjoy eternal life! Please take comfort in these promises as your family will be in my prayers during this very difficult time.

jordan s May 23 2019 5:15 PM