Kenneth E. Brooks, 78, of Carthage, passed away at 8:39, Saturday, March 27, 2010, at McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital.


Kenneth E. Brooks, 78, of Carthage, passed away at 8:39, Saturday, March 27, 2010, at McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital.

He was born on March 26, 1932, in Carthage, Mo. Kenneth was the son of Harold Brooks and Eula Christina “Meador” Brooks. He worked at Leggett & Platt for 38 years in maintenance, and was a farmer. Kenneth was a Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the AFL-CIO and the Ozark Steam Engine Association for several years.

Kenneth married Luella Hutchinson on Feb. 11, 1956, in Carthage, Mo. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Joe Brooks of Carl Junction and J.C. Brooks of Carthage; one daughter Bonnie Spitler of Carthage; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Harvey Cemetery, LaRussell, Mo.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Care of Ulmer Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.