OBITUARY: Nancy Brooks

Nancy Brooks was born Aug. 27, 1947, the second child of six born to Norman Bernard Stahlheber and Betty Lorraine (Safe)
Stahlheber in Newton.

Nancy is survived by her husband Floyd Brooks of the home; daughters Diane (Troy) Senn, Loretta(Gary) Sholders and Virginia Brooks, all of Newton; grandchildren, Elizabeth(Colt)Pfautz, Brittany Senn, Mckenize Senn(Clayton Spencer), Austin Schroeder (Kaylee Martinez), Kirsten Sholders, Christopher(Elizabeth) Sholders, Lynsey (Wes) Oldenettel Kelby Palmer and Clay Palmer; nine great-grandchildren, Paxton, Bristol, Kaiden and Rylan Pfautz, Oliver and Kinsley Sholders, Gavin Sholders, Karsyn and Paetyn Schroeder; sisters, Karen (Allan) Wedel and Betty (Eldon) Schmidt of Newton; brothers, Kent (Leann) Stahlheber and Alan (Debi) Stahlheber, all of Wichita, and David Stahlheber of Hesston; and many nieces and nephews.

Nancy was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was baptized Oct. 12, 1947, and was confirmed May 21, 1961.

Nancy attended Washington Elementary, Chisholm Middle School and graduated from Newton High in 1965.

She worked at the A&W, and she met Floyd Brooks of Peabody. They were married on Nov. 7, 1965, and they were married for 54 years. Floyd and Nancy lived in EL Paso, Texas, San Bernardino, Calif., and Henrietta, Okla., before moving back to
Newton.

Nancy worked at the Halstead Hospital as a nurse aide for five years, ran her own daycare for eight years, was a manager at Taco Tico for 14 years, and worked at Midland National Bank for 21 years as a teller and then moved up to bookkeeping until retirement in 2013.

Nancy was very involved with the Chisholm Trail Festival Board from 1985 through 1989 as well as, PTO, Girl Scouts, Toot N’ Newton and volleyball.

She took trips to Cheyenne, Wyo., Branson, Mo., Nebraska, Mount Rushmore, S.D., Disneyland several times last one with grandsons.

Loved to travel, and together with friends and family, she also loved her home with view of the pond, as well the trailer at Marion Lake. Her other interests were reading, crossword puzzles and collected Mary Moo’s and Coke Cola and
nutcrackers.

She was preceded in death by her parents Norman and Betty Stahlheber and in-laws Benny and Rosetta
Brooks.

Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Zion Lutheran Church in Newton, with the Rev. Clark Davis officiant. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery Newton. Petersen Funeral Home in Newton was in charge of arrangements.

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