Leota Lorene Brooksher, 78, Pittsburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at the Golden Living Center, Pittsburg.
She was born Oct. 15, 1931, at Mound City, In Lynn County, to Giota Essington and Daisy Llucile Troth Brock. She attended schools in Mound City and graduated from Mound City High School in 1948. She had been a resident of Pittsburg for 42 years moving here from Edgerton.
On April 9, 1950, she was united in marriage to Delbert Brooksher at Olathe. He survives, at the home
Brooksher worked at Sunset Manor in Frontenac as a medication aide for 25 years.
She was a member of College Heights United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star Rob Morris Chapter.
Survivors include five sons, Harold Brooksher, Chanute, Robert Brooksher, Mesa, Ariz., Richard Brooksher, Pittsburg, Edward Brooksher, Wellsville, and Michael Brooksher, Weir; one sister, Doris Cochran, Pittsburg; and 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Harold W. Brock and George W. Brock.
Funeral will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Brenner Mortuary, with the Rev. Ken Butts officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Pittsburg. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Brenner Mortuary, where friends may call after 1 p.m. today. The family suggests memorials to College Heights United Methodist Church. These may be left at or mailed to Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Online condolences may also be left at www.brennermortuary.com.