Visitation at Funeral Home
Mass of the Christian Burial
Obituary of Betty Brooks
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH A. "BETTY" BROOKS
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" (Riemann) Brooks, daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Jurgensmeier) Riemann, was born November 29, 1929, at her grandparent's home in rural Densmore, Kansas. Betty passed away at her home in Whispering Pines in Norton, Kansas, on March 30, 2019, at the age of 89.
Betty was the second child of seven children. She spent her childhood years on the family farm southeast of Edmond, Kansas. Betty attended Edmond Grade School and graduated from the Edmond High School with the class of 1947. On February 18, 1950, Betty married Don Brooks in Logan, Kansas. To this union were born Dennis, Kathy and Jan. Don and Betty lived on the Brooks family farm until January 1954, when they moved to and remodeled their new farm home from two small houses west of Edmond. Betty worked right beside Don on the farm raising and milking cows and raising chickens to butcher. Betty always had a large garden and spent many hours canning produce. She also sold Avon, worked at the grocery store and drove the school bus for the Lenora school district. In 2009, after farming for 60 years, Don and Betty left the family farm and moved to Norton where Betty was very faithful and dedicated in caring for Don. Don passed away October 17, 2015, and Betty made her home at Whispering Pines Assisted Living.
Betty was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Densmore where she was very active in the Altar Society. She was currently a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Norton. Betty was a member of several clubs including the Norton Squaredancers. She loved spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include: three children, Dennis Brooks, Norton; Kathy Kaufman (Leo) Chouinard, Newton, Kansas; Jan (Mike) Volgamore, Norton; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth (Ruby) Riemann, Edmond; Ronald (Jean) Riemann, Beloit, Kansas; Donald (Linda) Riemann, Ohio; one sister, Phyllis (Lawrence) Wetter, Salina, Kansas; two sisters-in-law, Eileen Riemann, Hill City, Kansas; Deloris Brooks, Scott City, Kansas; other relatives and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son-in-law, Tony Kaufman, one infant grandson, Tyler Brooks Kaufman, two brothers, Maurice, and one in infancy.
VISITATION – Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
PLACE – Enfield Funeral Home – 215 W. Main – Norton, KS
ROSARY SERVICE – Tuesday, April 2, 2019—7:00 pm at the funeral home in Norton.
MASS OF THE CHRISTIAN BURIAL – Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 10:30 a.m.
PLACE – St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church – Norton, KS
INTERMENT – Edmond Cemetery – Edmond, KS
MEMORIAL – Whispering Pines Assisted Living – Norton, KS