Brenda Brooks

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SIDNEY — Brenda J. Brooks, 69, of 510 Buckeye Ave., Sidney, Ohio, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 12:35 p.m. at the Sidney Care Center.

She was born on Feb. 21, 1945, in Eureka, California, the daughter of the late Sherdian and Ellen (Long) Chance.

She married Claude E. Brooks, who survives along with three children, David Knasel (Anna), of Somerset, Kentucky, Joyce Wood (Chuck), of Warsaw, Missouri, and Johnny Knasel (Tiffany), of Sidney, Ohio; four stepchildren, Debbie Creech (Jace), Rick Brooks, Edwin Brooks and Bobby Brooks, all of Sidney, Ohio; five siblings, Lilly Potts, Audrey, Everette, Calvin and Roy Chance; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, James D. Knasel II, two stepsons, Tracy and Wayne Brooks, one sister, Kathryn Chance, and one granddaughter, Kristina Knasel.

Mrs. Brooks was member of the Sidney Apostolic Temple, where a memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark Hina officiating.

Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney.

Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Brooks family at the funeral home's website,

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Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave. Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from June 1 to June 2, 2014