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Linda K. Brooks - 62

4/8/1953 - 8/14/2015 
Walnut, IL

Linda K. Brooks, age 62, of Walnut, IL died Friday August 14, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Linda was born on April 8, 1953 in Princeton, Illinois, the daughter of Delmar and Margaret (Ziegler) Monson. She was united in marriage to Gary Brooks on October 19, 1975 in New Bedford, Illinois. Linda and Gary owned and operated the Walnut Leader Newspaper and Print Shop for 40 years. She was a member of the Walnut Methodist Church, the Walnut American Legion Auxiliary, and the Walnut Chamber. Linda was a past president of the Walnut Woman’s Club, Rotary Club and Walnut Chamber of Commerce. She was very active in the Walnut community.

She is survived by her husband Gary Brooks of Walnut, IL; her stepchildren Darla (Steve) Rangel of Prophetstown, IL, Brian Brooks of Ozarks, Missouri, Sandra (Rick) Whiles of Hurdland, Missouri, eight step-grandchildren; 15 step- great grandchildren three sisters, Lola Olds of Raytown, MO, Karla Garland of Paw Paw, Illinois; Nyla (Steve) Arnold of Buda, IL; three brothers Randy Monson and Neil Monson both of Walnut, Illinois Russ (Linda) Monson of Manlius, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Martha Jane in infancy and one niece.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Malden United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Harkness, pastor of Walnut United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Leon Cemetery in Prophetstown, Illinois. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneralhome.com.


Monday Aug. 17, 2015 4 to 8 p.m.


Tuesday Aug. 16, 2015 10:30 a.m. Malden United Methodist Church

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