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Elsie V. Brooks, 94, a native of England, died Friday (Jan. 28, 2000) in Mount View Health Facility, Lockport, after a brief illness. She had been a patient at that nursing home since late 1998.

The former Elsie Wilkenson was born in Cornwall, England. Her family emigrated to Canada in 1917. She moved to Niagara Falls when she married Russell C. Brooks in 1926. He died in 1981.

The couple had moved to Bergholz in 1948, and Mrs. Brooks lived there until moving to Wheatfield Towers in 1985.

A homemaker, Mrs. Brooks was a member of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. She enjoyed euchre, bingo, raffles, plays, and the Senior Citizens Club.

Survivors include her son Howard; her daughter Shirley Ferchen; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in DuBois Funeral Home, 2436 Niagara Road. Burial will be in Holy Ghost Lutheran Cemetery.


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