Iona (Green) Brooks (1916 - 2013)


Iona Green Beck Brooks, 96, of Vandalia, died on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at First Christian Church in Herrick, with Edmund Hill officiating. Burial was in Buchanan Cemetery in Fayette County. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Wallace-Carroll Funeral Home in Herrick was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Buchanan Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Beck was born on Sunday, March 5, 1916, in Ramsey Township in Fayette County, the daughter of James A. and Rachel Porter Green. She married Norval V. Beck on Oct. 8, 1938, in St. Charles, Mo. He died on April 25, 1975. She married Wes Brooks in September 1983; he also preceded her in death.
She is survived by sons, Richard D. Beck and his wife Linda, and Larry Beck, both of Ramsey; and daughter Loretta Austill of Ramsey.

Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 22 to Jan. 30, 2013