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February 1938
Mrs. John W. Brooks Dies Here on Saturday Night
After a considerable perod of failing health, heroically borne, Mrs. Mary Eunice Brooks, nee Styers, died at her home in Bellville about eight o'clock Saturday evening, February 5, aged 63 years.
She was born in Oakland, Colorado county, on April 23, 1874, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Marion Styers, and at the age of six, moved with her family to Weimar, where she lived until her marriage.  On September 19, 1900, she was married to John Williamson Brooks of Bellville, where the family home has since born made.  At the age of 16 she united with the Methodist Church, and has ever since been an active member of that organization.  She was gifted with great exectuive ability and interest in the welfare of others was a devoted wife and mother, and a good neighbor and friend.
She is survived by her husband, John W. Brooks; one daughter, Miss Johnnie Marie Brooks of houston; three sons, Dr. A. H. Brooks of Hempstead, Dr. G. S. Brooks of Corrigan, and M. E. Brooks of El Campo; three grandchldren, Carolyn Drew and Mary Nell Brooks of Hempstead, and Lennie Etta Brooks of El Campo; one sister, Mrs. E. D. Taylor of San ANtonio; two brothers, John Henry Styers of San Antonio, and Fleming Styers of Hempstead.
Funeral services were held late Sunday afternoon at the First Methodist Church, Bellville, with the pastor, Rev. Lamar Clark officiating, and a large attendance of friends, and beautiful floral offerings.  Interment was made at Oak Knoll Cemtery with Hallman in charge.
Active pallbearers were Hoffman L. Reese, Brenham, C. A. Master, J. L. Sterling, Emil Muery, Tim Walton, and Dr. E. J. Clark.
Those present at the funeral services, from out of town, included Miss Johnnie Marie Brooks, Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Brooks, Dr. G. S. Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Styers and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, San Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Faktor and Charle Faktor, El Campo: H. L. Reese, Miss Maude Reese, Mr. and Mrs. Woodson Tottenham, Brenham, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bednar, Navasota; Mrs. L. W. Winfree, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Meyer, Rev. and Mrs. Gates, Otis Styers, F. F. Styers, Mrs. Clara Meyer, Mrs. Ed Boethe, and Mrs. Susie Pommier, Hempstead, Mrs. Redmond Delaney, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Anderson,  Raleigh Hammack, Mrs. Evalyn Hammack Bruun, Mrs. E. H. Hammack, Mrs. and Mrs. R. D. Ernst, Mrs. and Mrs. H. T. Underhill, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Willis, Mrs. James Bethany, Miss Mary Bethany, Mrs. Frank P. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde J. Verheyden, Miss Sara Cole, Mrs. R. A. Casey and Miss Adalen Dicksinson, all of Houston.

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Deborah Smith
San Antonio, Texas

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