Brooks, Louva

Written by David Green.

Louva A. Brooks, 89, of Orchard Street, Morenci, Mich., died Oct. 11, 2006 at Heartland of Wauseon, Ohio.

She was born July 31, 1917 in Seneca Township, the daughter of Harold and Marjorie (Crowe) Tuttle.

She married Ora L. Spangler on Jan. 28, 1939 in Wauseon, Ohio, and he preceded her in death Oct. 8, 1973. On Aug. 28, 1976 she married Ernest Brooks in Morenci and he preceded her in death June 20, 1985.

Louva lived on Orchard Street in Morenci since 1939. She was an LPN at Morenci Area Hospital and a member of the Morenci First Baptist Church.

Louva is survived by a daughter, Janice (and Jack) Howard of Delta, Ohio; three granddaughters, Wendy (and Michael) Zettel of Wauseon, Peggy (and Jack) Kruse of Wauseon, and Dorothy (and Hal) Miller of Napoleon, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren, and one sister, Aldyth Barnes.

Besides her two husbands, Louva was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Arlene Balwin, Wava Eileen Tuttle and Phyllis Derby and three brothers, Keith, Orman and Leland Tuttle.

Funeral services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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