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Mary Nancy Brooks

Mary Nancy Brooks

Mary Nancy Brooks, age 88, of Quincy, passed away peacefully in her children's presence on Thursday, August 12, 2021, in Blessing Hospital. Nancy was born on August 15, 1932, the Feast of the Assumption, in Monroe City, Missouri to Ernest Bernard and Nan Frances (Seward) Hagan. She married Herschel Willis Brooks on April 25, 1953, in Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Monroe City, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 15, 2009.

Nancy was Valedictorian of her graduating class at Holy Rosary High School. Nancy then attended Gem City Business College. She was employed as a secretary for Moorman Manufacturing Company and later worked in the office at Hadler International GMC. In her scholastic/early adult years she played basketball and softball.

Nancy, a devout Catholic, was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church and later St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. She was also a member of the 55 and Over Club and the Merry Widows. Nancy was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Quincy Notre Dame Raiders. She enjoyed reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, playing solitaire and mahjong, and watching Jeopardy. Most of all, Nancy was a very loving grandmother and cherished the time spent with her family.

Nancy is survived by her two children, Stephen Brooks (Cathy) and Nanette Meyer (John); three grandchildren, Nicholas Brooks and twins Christina Meyer and Elizabeth Meyer.

In addition to her husband, Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Andrew Brooks; two sisters in infancy and one brother, Ernest B. "Dick" Hagan, Jr.

The family would like to thank Gwena from CareLink for the wonderful and loving care that she provided Nancy these last 8 years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Thursday morning from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., prior to the funeral Mass, at the church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Holy Rosary School, Monroe City, MO, St. Dominic School or Quincy Notre Dame.

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From:
Diane Bunger
La Grange, MO
Comments:
Rest in peace, Nancy. Steve worked with Nancy and thought so highly of her friendship.
From:
Vanessa Yap
The Woodlands, TX
Comments:
I am sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there during this time of grief. Just know that I am praying for you to have the fortitude to face the tough times ahead. Let me know if I can assist in any way.
From:
Diane Frankenhoff
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Condolences on your loss. She was a wonderful lady.
From:
Cheryl Liggett
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss. Nancy was a wonderful lady. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
From:
Dan & Pam Sherman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We send love and condolences as you mourn the loss of your beloved Mom. We have such fond memories of the early years on Biscayne with our children growing up together and attending St. Dominic School. Nancy was a wonderful and kind women, and she leaves your family with a joyful legacy.
Love,
Dan & Pam Sherman and family
From:
Tina
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Steve,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.