Brenda J. Brooks (71) of St. Charles, MO


Published on September 3 2020 5:12 pm

Brenda J. Brooks, 71, of St. Charles, MO, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 at her home.

Brenda was born on March 12, 1949, in Effingham, IL, the daughter of Logan and Lorna (Sporleder) Van Dyke. She married Dale Brooks on June 22, 1974. Brenda was an educator, a stay at home mom, and then worked at McDonnell Douglas/Boeing where she retired from in 2005. She enjoyed reading, travel, and visiting with friends and family.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Dale Brooks of St. Charles, MO; son, Jeremy (Amy Rogers) Brooks of Olathe, KS; granddaughters, Hayley Polizzi of Lake Saint Louis, MO and Jennah Brooks of Olathe, KS; and brother-in-law, John Bailey of Mandeville, LA.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Gail Bailey.

Private family graveside services will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Effingham. Services are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at, or through the mail at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Online condolences may be shared by clicking here