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Judith K. Brooks


Judith K. Brooks, 76, of Bringhurst, was called to her heavenly home, Friday, August 11, 2017 in Kokomo, Indiana.  Judy was born to the late Hugh and Fern Kelly Bowman on January 17, 1941 in Carroll County.

Judy was a register 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 the Flora United Methodist Church, Delta Theta Chi and was active at one time as an EMT with Carroll County for serval 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, FL in 1997 till returning to Bringhurst in 2011.

Judy is survived by two daughters:  Vicki ( Kevin  ) Hinkle  of Kokomo, Michelle    ( Greg  ) Barnes of Flora,. One son:  Steve (   Misty  ) Brooks of 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 invite friends to call Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 4 to 7 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929.  Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the funeral home.  Officiating will be Rev Larry DeVos.  Burial to follow at Ball Hill Cemetery, near Cutler.  Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


Condolences for the family 08

  • Cathy Shirley

    August 14, 2017 7:18 pm ·

    Dear Michelle and Family,

    I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I know she will be very missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love Cathy and Alan Shirley

  • Shannon DeHart

    August 15, 2017 6:14 am ·

    Dear Michelle Barnes, Adam and I are so sorry for your loss. I know you were very close to your mom and you were wonderful to her in her final days. Thank the Lord for all the wonderful memories over the years and may they be enough to sustain you until you meet again. God bless you and your family during this most difficult time.

  • Dana Wislocki

    August 15, 2017 9:37 am ·

    Michelle we know it is never easy caring for an ill parent but you did it with grace. Your mom will be missed but keeping your memories close to your heart will keep her with you always
    Hugs, Dana

  • Pat DeVore

    August 15, 2017 12:02 pm ·

    Michelle and Vickie, While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we can look forward to the time that our Heavenly Father will return our sleeping loved ones back to us. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Candy Draper

    August 15, 2017 5:49 pm ·

    May your time of sorrow and loss be replaced with wonderful memories and feelings of love shared amongst such a great family. May the Lord comfort and bless you each day. Love, hug, and prayers, Candy ♡

  • Kathy Hopwood

    August 16, 2017 7:29 am ·

    Dear Michelle and family
    Miss Judy was dear to my heart. Her sweet chatter and memories of her latching onto my hand will never leave me. Thank you for giving us the honor to help care of her at Golden Living. We will miss her very much!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

    ❤Kathy Hopwood and Golden Living Staff

  • Bob and Darlene Scales

    August 17, 2017 1:47 am ·

    Dear Vicki, Kevin, and family,

    Bob and I are so sorry for your family’s loss. You Mom was one sweet lady. At least she will suffer no more. We know that she and your Dad are truly at peace now.
    Bob and I always enjoyed our time together with your folks.

    Love always,
    Bob and Darlene Scales

  • Peggy Faulkner BSN RN

    August 20, 2017 4:25 pm ·

    The Nursing Honor Guard serving North Central Indiana would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Brooks family. We are thankful for Judy’s strength, wisdom, soothing words, compassion, gentle healing hands and love of nursing during her nursing career. It was an honor and privilege to assist in celebrating her life with a nursing display table, vigil, and Nursing Honor Guard service. More than 60 nurses in north central Indiana will be praying for your family.


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