Vonda L. Brooks

August 23, 1927November 30, 2019

Vonda L. Brooks, 92, passed away at home, Saturday, November 30, 2019. Vonda was born in Walnut Grove, MO, to Cas W. and Josephine Hagerman Smith. She was number six of eight children. In April, 1947, Vonda married Forrest A. Brooks of Goodson, MO. They were blessed with 61 years of marriage until his passing in May, 2008. Vonda began her carrier as an educator at the age of sixteen in a one room schoolhouse. She continued teaching into her seventies retiring from the Kansas City School District. Vonda is survived by her daughter Cindy Brooks-Acock, son-in-law Terry Acock; grandchildren Andrea Rock, Jacob Rock, Amanda Rock-Jones and her husband Steven Jones, Jr.; great-grandchildren Hunter Leslie, Phebe Jones; two sister-in-laws, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. The family suggests contributions to St. Luke's Home Care and Hospice.


  • Jacob Rock
  • Hunter Leslie
  • Brent Kreisler
  • Ryan Kreisler
  • Wade Waldren
  • Chris Morin
  • Steven Jones, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kevin Farmer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bryan Rock, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, December 7, 2019


Vonda L. Brooks

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suzan Miller(Ethridge)

December 7, 2019

Hello Mrs. Brooks,
It's sound like you had a wonderful life! I was in your fourth grade class in Halfway, MO. Remember when Janice Vincent and I would come to the grocery store and we would have ice cream. Also, you took Janice and me fishing. There were many memories and all the girls thought how stylish you always looked. I, too, was a teacher in the Kansas City area. Great careers.

P.S. To the family and friends Of Mrs. Brooks, she was a wonderful example for all students.

Suzan (Sue Ethridge) Miller