Erma Lee Brooks, nee Nelson, 82, Villa Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Mercy St. Louis, Creve Coeur.
Erma, daughter of the late Lonnie Nelson and wife Virgie, was born Dec. 21, 1930, in Salem. She received her education in Salem. Erma was united in marriage to LaVerne Brooks June 17, 1950, in Salem, Ark. The couple made their home in Villa Ridge, and to that union five children were born.
Erma was preceded in death by her husband, LaVerne Brooks; two sons, Michael Brooks and Mark Brooks; and parents, Lonnie and Virgie Nelson.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Tobben and husband Anthony, Villa Ridge, and Judy Schultz and husband Elmer, Union; one son, Brian (Scott) Brooks, Naples Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral and interment will be in Salem.
The family is being served by James and Gahr Mortuary, Salem.
Published in The Missourian on Nov. 16, 2013