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Inverness - Joanne S. Brooks, 82, beloved wife of Charles F. Brooks, formerly of McGregor, Iowa died on Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Inverness, FL.
She was the daughter to the late John A. and Martha (Reinhardt) Loetz. Joanne was born January 3, 1931 in Marquette, Iowa.
She was a graduate of Marquette High School class of 1949, soon after she married Charles in 1950. Joanne was a homemaker and also a secretary for McGregor High School for many years and also helped out with the Girl Scouts when her daughter was growing up. She was a former communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church in McGregor in where she was actively involved with the ladies auxillary. Joanne and her husband moved to Dunnellon in 2001 from McGregor, Iowa.
Joanne is preceded in death by her daughter, Lynn Brooks-Noesen; and her brothers and sisters, Albert Kleinow, John "Jack" Loetz, Jr., Alvera Soulli and Charlotte O' Rourke.
Besides her husband Charles, left to cherish her memory are her sons, Joseph Brooks, Portland, OR and Robert Brooks, Hernando, FL; her grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Erica, Kristen, Tiffany, Rachael and Robbie; her great grandchildren, Trayvon, Trinity, Rodney, Malachi and Ma'Kaio.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Burial will be held at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in McGregor, Iowa.
Memorial Contributions can be made in Joanne's memory to St. Mary's Catholic Church in McGregor, Iowa: 311 7th St., McGregor, Iowa , 52157.
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2013