Sunday, May 27, 2012

Wanda Brooker 1928- 2012

Wanda Mae Brooker

Battle Creek

Wanda Mae Brooker, 84, of Battle Creek went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday morning, May 25, 2012. She was born February 28, 1928 in Wabash, Indiana the daughter of Harlow F. and Hazel B. (Harden) Andridge. The family moved to Battle Creek in 1934 and Wanda graduated from Battle Creek Central High School with the Class of 1946.

Wanda faithfully worked at the Lakeview General Osteopathic Hospital from 1957 until its closure in 1985. She then worked as a receptionist at Lathrop Construction Company until she went to work for Rite Aid Drug Stores as a Pharmacy Technician in 1987 until she retired in 1999.

Wanda married Alvin N. 'Al' Brooker in Battle Creek on August 17, 1946; he sadly preceded her in death on August 30, 2003. She is survived by her sons, Theron 'T' (Dianne) Brooker of Battle Creek and Martin 'Marty' (Loretta) Brooker of Battle Creek; 5 grandchildren, 6 great­grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Cronkhite and several nieces and nephews. Wanda was also preceded in death by her parents; a son; a brother and a great-grandson.

Wanda was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She truly enjoyed camping, reading and loved spending time with her family.

A graveside service to celebrate Wanda’s life will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan. Arrangements were made by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed at

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