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Brooks, Susan (Gager) 1843-1900


Posted By: Jill McCarville (email)
Date: 5/19/2014 at 15:41:44

Susan Gager was born August 13th, 1843, at Mariposa, Peterboro county, Canada. With her parents she moved to Decorah, Iowa, when ten years of age, and the following spring moved to Kendallville. July 8th, 1866, she was married to Alphonso Brooks. They lived a few years in Kansas, but returned to Cresco about twenty-four years ago, where she has been one of the most useful and helpful women of the city. Gifted with sensitive sympathy for the afflicted she was found wherever there was sorrow or trials, ready with kind words and deeds to comfort and encourage. Gifted with intuitive discernment of the needs of the sick, she went about the sick rooms with healing touch and restoring remedies, a nurse that brought blessings wherever she went. Memory of her will linger long and kindly with the many who have received her ministrations. Fate was not always kind to her, but she met her hardships bravely and smiled cheerily when her burdens heaviest. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and believed that christianity consists of being good and doing good.

She was the mother of eight children, five sons and three daughters, one daughter having died in infancy. Two years ago she knew that she must die of Brights disease, but thoughtful for her children she tried to make home homelike,despite her weakness. The summons came sooner than was expected, Tuesday, Nov. 20, she passed from earth to heaven, conscious and ready to meet the future, for "She had done what she could."

Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Heald, in the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon. Her grave is in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Card Of Thanks
To the many friends who have been so lavish of kind deeds and tender sympathy during the illness and burial of our dear mother, we extend sincere gratitude.
The Family

Howard County Times November 22, 1900
Transcribed by Jill McCarville from the files of Janice Sowers

Added by Joy Moore June 22, 2018

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Nov. 23, 1900, FP, C3

Mrs. Susan Brooks died last Tuesday morning and was burried{sic} in Oak Lawn cemetery the day following, the funeral being held in the Baptist church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Heald.

Oak Lawn Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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