Photo courtesy of Staab Polk Memorial Home - Chatham

Richard Sterling Brooks

Dec 30, 1938 - Mar 23, 2013

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I did not know Richard but I am a second cousin to his grandchildren Ashley and Kaitlyn and they are wonderful young ladies. My mother and I are so very sorry for your loss. Donna Stone and Virginia Stone

Linda and family so sorry to hear about Dick he was a great boss enjoyed working under him at IDOT. think about the birthday surprise we did on him. You all are in my prayers.
Peggy Tregoning

Linda.. I'm very sorry and sad to hear of Dick's passing.. He was a good friend and co-worker of mine when we worked in IDOT's Bureau of Design. May God bless you and your family.

Linda, it was a pleasure to know you and Dick. I used to think you were the classiest couple at IDOT! As you know, I am a widow twice-over, so if you need to talk to someone, please feel free to contact me. I truly understand.

Dear Linda,
We'd like to express our sincere sympathy and caring to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss of Dick.
Andy and Sandy Gazda

Linda and family, I will always remember Dick as a great person and boss.
Nancy Knapp

Linda & Lisa, So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. May God's love help you during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. The Bill & Aleda Gregurich Family


I was so sad to hear the news. My heart breaks for you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

I had the privilege of working with Dick on the letting system at IDOT. He had created a wonderful manual system for the contract process but was willing to share that information with us IT people so we could develop an automated system for the department. Could never have done it without Dick's help in that area. It was a true pleasure to get to know Dick and my thoughts and my prayers are with the family at this time. May God's peace be with you.


Richard's Obituary

Richard Sterling Brooks, 74, of Chatham, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at St. John's Hospital after an automobile accident in Springfield. He was born December 30, 1938, in Jerseyville, IL to the late Clarence and Lois Hefner Brooks. Richard married Linda Duncan October 2, 1960, and they...

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