Services for Betty Jean Brooks, 80, Owasso, are Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Mowery Funeral Service. Chad Balthrop is officiating.
Mrs. Brooks died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Claremore. She was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio, to Roy G. and Dorothy J. Zarembski Bowersock.
She was raised and received her education in Toledo, graduating from DeVilbiss High School. When Mrs. Brooks was 18, the family moved to Tulsa. She shortly thereafter moved to Fort Worth, Texas. While there, Mrs. Brooks married Edward Barton Brooks Dec. 30, 1954. They made their home in Texas until moving to Ada, Okla., in 1966.
She and Edward moved to Owasso in 2001 to be nearer to their children. He died in 2008.
Mrs. Brooks worked at the Ada Evening News, Ada, for 15 years. She was instrumental in organizing ACT II in Ada in 1978. She remained active with ACT II for more than 20 years. She also was active with the Hospital Auxiliary while living in Ada.
Survivors include her children, Carol Barnes of Ponca City, Mark Brooks of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Vanessa Kehl of Owasso; three grandsons, Bryan Barnes of Ponca City, Mark Barnes of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Gabriel Brooks of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a granddaughter, Rachel Kehl of Owasso; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dale Bowersock of Hurst, Texas.
Visitation for Mrs. Brooks will be Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at Mowery Funeral Service.
The family has requested that those wanting to honor Mrs. Brooks’ memory may do so by making contributions to the Edward Brooks Scholarship Fund, C/O East Central State University, 1100 East 14th Street, Ada, OK 74820.