OBITUARY

Pat Brooks

September 29, 1951February 12, 2021
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Peoria – Pat Brooks, 69, of Peoria, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born in Peoria on September 29, 1951 to William Dwight and Cherie Carol (Frank) Whitehurst. She married David “Dave” Brooks on April 21, 1984 in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are her five children, Cindy (Jeff) Keller of Bartonville, Jennifer (Rusty) Parkinson of Farmington, David (Amy) Brooks of Pekin, Rick (Rhonda) Doyle of Colorado, and Amanda Brooks of Pekin; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, William “Bill” (Rose) Whitehurst of Glasford and Robert “R.J.” (Sheryl) Whitehurst of Peoria; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dogs, Buster and Dixie. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Tom Whitehurst.

Pat worked as a medical clerk for the OSF St. Francis Medical Center call center for 24 years. She loved flower gardening, crochet, computer games, and especially spending time with her family. Pat was a member of Last Harvest Ministries in East Peoria.

Pat’s funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2021 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, followed by cremation. Pastor Robert Martin will officiate. Her visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2021 also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to TAPS or Susan G. Komen.

Online condolences may be made to Pat’s family at www.davison-fulton.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • TAPS
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 19, 2021

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Susan Schuck

February 18, 2021

I've known Pat for many years as a lifetime friend of Tom and Sheri Whitehurst. I also took care of Pat at the CFH outpatient surgery center over the years.
My condolences are with all of u.

Seth Largent

February 18, 2021

Pat was my trainer when I first arrived at OSF ( Main Order Management Department). Not only did she train me she taught me so much and was always there when I had a question or needed assistance. The thing about Pat that I always had so much respect for was her never-ending work ethic. She would come in early and stay late daily. I can't tell you how rare that is to find especially these days. I was so thankful to have someone like Pat who I could go to and get help ( which I needed a lot) and she would ALWAYS have an answer. After we moved buildings she ended up at my pod which I was grateful for. She would always keep me in line when I began talking or chatting too much. She gave me a ruler as a gift a couple of weeks ago just out of the blue. I will forever treasure that. On that ruler was a quote " Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". That is the golden rule. I don't know why she gave it to me but it meant a lot. I know she was dealing with a lot but she would always show up for work regardless. God bless her and God rest her soul. She will always be remembered and never forgotten. I can't give her enough praise and appreciation. I only knew her for a couple of months but she made a major impact in my work life. Thank you Pat!

Jo Lynne (Maher) Bennett

February 17, 2021

Patty was my babysitter, even though she was only a few years older at the time, when her family lived on sheridan ct. She was a friend of sorts too, teaching me life things that my mother didn't want to discuss. I enjoyed the short time we had together and will cherish those memories. She always had a kind heart. May she be at peace.

Heather Parmenter

February 17, 2021

I've known Pat for many years and she was a great lady! She definitely didn't hide how she felt or what she thought. But one thing I will never forget is she was the first person to donate some of her PTO when my mom passed last year. She will be missed. RIP Pat until we meet again.

Lisa Remick

February 16, 2021

Pat wasn't just a co-worker, but a friend. She was brutally honest and did not sugar coat how she felt. Although she had a bit of a tough exterior, she had a heart of gold & would give to others in need without hesitation. She had a great work ethic and an unwavering loyalty to OSF that could not be matched. I feel fortunate to have known her, even for a short time. Pat, you are and forever will be deeply missed. RIP my friend.

Kimberly Young

February 15, 2021

To the family in the sudden loss of your dear wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. I offer my deepest condolences and pray that you are comforted in her peace. May GOD bless you all.

Kim McColl

February 15, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was the first person I met when I started working at OSF. She showed me the ropes and taught me the basics. She was patient and kind throughout my questions and errors. Even after I moved on from OSF, we remained friends. She will be missed.

Amanda Brooks

February 15, 2021

Love ya mom! Well take care of dad and each other! And we’ll make sure the swear jar is out at family dinners! Till we see each other again....❤️❤️

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