Barbara Brooks-Halcrow

Barbara J. Brooks-Halcrow (Shimkus, Walker), 82 of Spirit Lake, IA. Formerly of Orlando, FL and born in Chicago, IL. Daughter of the late George M. Brooks and Muriel W. Roth (step mom Helen J. Brooks). Loving mother of Donna (Kenneth) Caddick, Laura Walker, Anthony Shimkus, Thomas Shimkus, Marianne (Michael) Galassini, Robert (Deborah) Halcrow and Carrie (Paul) Matushek. Proud grandmother of Mandy, Jenny, Larry, Jeffrey, Stephen, Olivia, Maxwell, Sophia, Piper, Paige and Phinley. Great grandmother of Michelle, Joshua, Miranda, Taylor, Anthony, Amberlynn, Autumn, and Junior. Loved sister of the late George M. Brooks (Joan), Lawrence (Sirjana) Brooks, Sue (Steve) Howard, Dorothy (Jim) Thompson. Attended St. Cyril Elementary School and Loretto Academy. Funeral Thursday, 10 am at St. Hilary, 5600 N Fairfield. Private interment Mt. Greenwood Cemetery.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Jan. 3, 2018