Jean Ware Brooks Obituary, 2013

Jean Ware Brooks
JEAN BROOKS (nee Ware), 92, of Solon, OH., passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013. Beloved wife of Edgar (deceased 1980) and a graduate of Berea High School and Baldwin-Wallace College, Jean was a devoted housewife and mother, business woman, volunteer and avid chorister. Jean worked at the Rocky River Library for many years before moving to California where she and Edgar purchased a Rug Crafters franchise, operating stores in Stockton, California, then in Dayton and Cleveland after their return to Ohio. She was later employed by Otis Elevator following a second move to California. Over the years Jean held leadership roles in various volunteer organizations, such as the Solon Friends of the Library, the League of Women Voters and Baldwin-Wallace College. She sang with the Chagrin Valley Choral Union and a number of church choirs including those at the Burlingame Methodist Church in California and the Solon Methodist Church in Ohio. Jean is survived by her four loving children: Virginia L. Brooks, California; Thomas R. Brooks (wife Jane), New Jersey; Robert C. Brooks (wife Linda), Indiana; and Claudia B. Monnett (husband Jim), Ohio, as well as six grandchildren (one deceased), ten great-grandchildren, and six nieces and nephews and their families. She was recently predeceased by her brother, Robert Ware and his wife, Regina. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, August 31 at 2:00 P.M. at the Brecksville Methodist Church, 65 Public Square, Brecksville, OH with a reception following the service in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Jean Ware Brooks Scholarship” Fund at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. Arrangements by JOHNSON-ROMITO FUNERAL HOME, NORTHFIELD CENTER, OH 330-468-1443
Source: Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) – Sunday, August 25, 2013

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