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Kathleen Althea (Parker) Brooks PITTSFIELD – Kathleen Althea (Parker) Brooks, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 with her loving family by her side. She was born December 15, 1918 at St. Albans a daughter of the late Archie Daniel Parker, Sr. and Phyllis Jane (Goundry) Parker. On October 29, 1939, she married Foster Erwin Brooks, Sr. Kathleen was a homemaker, raising 8 children. She loved spending time with the family, playing cards, going on mother and daughter trips, Friday night family time, and most of all, giving her many hugs and kisses to everyone. She attended the First Baptist Church in Hartland. She was predeceased by her husband in 1978; 2 sons, Sherwood in 1977, and Larry Tibbetts in 2002; and a grand-daughter, Nikki Brooks in 2001; as well as 5 brothers, Wallace, Howard, Elbridge, Archie, and John.

She is survived by 3 sons, Foster Brooks, Jr. and wife Jackie, Dale and wife Jeanne Brooks, all of Hartland, Daniel and friend Frances of Burnham; 3 daughters, Phyllis Braley and husband Thomas, Sr. of Hartland, Deborah and David Verzoni of Winslow, Wendy Brooks and friend Bo of Pittsfield; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Tibbetts of St. Albans; 2 brothers Ulysses Parker and wife Ginny, Henry Parker and wife Ethelyn; 6 sisters, Madeline Hollister, Arline and husband Earle Jewell, Freda and husband Gerald Wheeler, Sarah Humphrey, Iona Knight and Pauline Coolen; and an aunt Ruth and husband Clarence Campbell. She had a special love for Pam Brooks, Larry Labreck and Belinda Weese; 22 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, a great great grand-daughter, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be missed by all that she touched.

A celebration of Kitty’s life and funeral service will be held 10 AM Friday, July 21st at the First Baptist Church in Hartland with the Rev. Timothy Pemper officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9 AM until the time of services. Burial will be in Maloon Cemetery, St. Albans. A time of fellowship with family and friends will be held at the church following the committal services.

Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. To sign an on-line guestbook, please visit

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