Ramona Maria Brooks

21 December, 192815 November, 2020

Peoria – Ramona Maria Brooks, 91, of Peoria, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at UnityPoint Health Proctor in Peoria. She was born on December 21, 1928 in Peoria, a daughter of Joseph and Fern (Goodwin) Espinoza. She married Henry L. Brooks on September 6, 1946 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2009.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Tina Marie Stamm; and 9 brothers and sisters. Ramona is survived by her two sons, Henry L. (Zella Kay) Brooks, Jr. of Lake Havasu City, AZ and Timothy “Michael” (Susan) Brooks of Peoria; four grandchildren, Raymond (Patty) Brooks of Buena Vista, CO, Timothy Michael Brooks, II of Bartonville, Dean Utsinger of Bartonville, and Desiree Nicole Brooks of Morton; two great-grandchildren, Dakatah Rane and Dorian Utsinger, both of Farmington; sister, Louise (Dr. Louis) Massade of Virginia.

Ramona last worked as a Registered Nurse and Administrator for Bel-Wood Nursing Home in Peoria. She previously worked as the Director of Nursing for the Motherhouse, Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis in East Peoria, the former St. Joseph Nursing Home in West Peoria, and Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in East Peoria Ramona was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Peoria and the Illinois Valley Antique Automobile Club in Peoria.

Ramona’s graveside service will be private at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of donor’s choice.

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