Marilyn Brooke

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Marilyn Joan Brooke, 85, passed away at 6:15 p.m. September 2, 2022 in her home.

She was born June 2, 1937 in Ottumwa to Donovan P. and Gertrude A. Fleer Fuller. Marilyn married Max Eugene Brooke. They divorced February 22, 1979.

Marilyn was a graduate of Ottumwa High School and a resident of Ottumwa all her life. She was an employee of the Ottumwa School District’s Food Service program.

Marilyn loved all of her family, friends and pets. She enjoyed watching and feeding the squirrels and birds in her back yard. Marilyn’s hobbies included her flower garden, sewing, puzzles, camping, watching Cubs baseball, and attending her grandson’s baseball games.

Surviving is daughter Connie (Joe) McDowell of Ottumwa; son Michael (De) Brooke of Ottumwa; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and brother Jack Fuller of Ottumwa. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Teresa Brooke Halblom.

Visitation will be open after 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 7th at Reece Funeral Home with her family present to greet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Cremation will follow the visitation. Private inurnment will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Memorials for Marilyn may be made to Heartland Humane Society of Ottumwa, IA or Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, IA.

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