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Lula C. Brookmyer
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Lula “Amanda” Cook Brookmyer, 89, passed away 9:05 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017 at her residence.
Lula formerly worked for Western Union in Evansville, IN and as a care giver for individual families.
Lula was a member of The First Pentecostal Church in Herrin.
Lula was born June 29, 1927 in Sparks Hill, IL to Fredrick and Edith (Oxford) Cook.
Lula was united in marriage with William Gordon Brookmyer on May 19, 1946 in Cave-in-Rock, IL. He preceded her in death on September 27, 1993.
Surviving are her children, Helen F. Westerfield of Mt. Vernon, Larry Gordon Brookmyer of Freeman Spur, Diane F. (Chuck) Fritcher of Marion, Donna F. Brookmyer of Freeman Spur and Darla F. Peyton of Herrin; six grandchildren, Patricia (Sam) Southerd of Texico, Amy (Mark) Gualt of Knoxville, TN, Michael (Crista) Minnick of Herrin, David Minnick of Herrin, Jesse (Misty) Minnick of Troy and Jonathan Minnick of Herrin; seventeen great- grandchildren, Augusto and Judah Navarro of Texico, Jaslyn, Jaelie and Jianna Westerfield of Goreville, Dewey Brookmyer of Hurst, Bobby and Aaron Gault of Knoxville, TN, Jalin, Jalah, Mikenzie and Joslyn Minnick of Herrin, Austin and Kaitlin Minnick of Texas, Gracie, Malorie and Nolan Minnick of Troy; sister, Lola Haney of Evansville, IN; sister-in-law, Lucille Cook of Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Freda Ruth Brookmyer; grandson, James Westerfield; five brothers, Telford Cook, Ezra Cook, Arthur Cook, George Cook and Leonard Cook; three sisters, Anna Herdink, Edna Belt and Hester Price.
Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Shawnee Worship Center, 105 Oliver Street, Vienna, IL with Bro. Michael Tetmeyer, Bro. Bill Elliott and Bro. Chuck Fritcher officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin and from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Shawnee Worship Center. Interment will be in Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin. Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to the Tupelo Children’s Mansion, 1801 Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38804; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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Visitation

Friday

14

Apr

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

Visitation

Saturday

15

Apr

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shawnee Worship Center

105 Oliver Street
Vienna, IL 62995

Service

Saturday

15

Apr

11:00 AM
Shawnee Worship Center

105 Oliver Street
Vienna, IL 62995

Cemetery Details

Location

Herrin City Cemetery

Stotlar & Bandyville Road
Herrin, IL 62948


Memorial Contribution

Tupelo Children's Mansion

1801 Main Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
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