Anna V. Brooks of O’Brien Memorial Nursing Home, Masury, formerly of Mertz Towers, Sharpsville, and Farrell, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, in UPMC Horizon, Farrell, after an extended illness. She was 87.
Mrs. Brooks was born Oct. 24, 1925, in Parnassus, Westmoreland County, a daughter of Stephan and Victoria Fanecka Makowski.
Moving to the area as a young girl, she was raised in Farrell and attended Farrell High School.
She was a homemaker and a member of Redeemer Ministry Center of St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, Hermitage.
Surviving are a daughter, Victoria Kee and her husband Clifford, Daytona Beach, Fla.; two sons, Lawrence Brooks and his wife Elsie, Masury; and John Brooks, Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren, James, Kevin and Larry Brooks; and a great-grandson, Kasen Brooks.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Stephan “Steve” Makowski, John Makowski, Milton “Max” Makowski and an infant; and a sister, Regina Kerlick.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society by calling 724-656-8911.
Anna V., 87, Masury, formerly of Mertz Towers, Sharpsville, and Farrell.
Calling hours: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (4-3-13) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may e-mail condolences by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Service: Funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Holy Cross Cemetery, Hermitage, with the Rev. Canon Dennis Blauser, vicar of St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, officiating.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Hermitage.