Martha L. Brooker
Dec. 23, 1924 – May 28, 2013
Martha L. Brooker of Waukesha passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at her home at the age of 88. She was born in Paducah, Ky., on Dec. 23, 1924, the daughter of George Ed and Bennie (nee Morrison) Meadows.
On July 24, 1944, she married Wendell Brooker; he preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1995. Martha was a longtime employee of General Motors, retiring after 35 years of service. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Waukesha for many years. Martha was a longtime Chicago Cubs and Kentucky Wildcats fan and loved reading, playing bingo, crocheting, and listening to southern gospel music. Most of all, she loved her family, to which she was very devoted.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Wendell (Sandra) Brooker of Olmsted Falls, Ohio; David Brooker of Marshall, Texas; and Suzanne (Richard) Geske of Waukesha. She was dear Mimi to her five grandchildren, David Brooker, Kristin Brooker, Christopher (Rana) Brooker, Danielle (Paul) Bethoney and Jennifer (George) Klepacz, and special Mimi to her 10 great-grandchildren, Joshua Brooker, Zachery Brooker, Damien (Little Mimi) Brooker, Isabel Brooker, Isaac Brooker, Wrece Bethoney, Landyn Bethoney, Kaycee Bethoney, Hope Davis and Gabriel Brooker. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Gwen Meadows, along with cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Wendell, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Robert Meadows, Ethel Mathis, Fred Meadows, Richard Meadows, Laura Tucker and Betty Ray.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Jim Carlson will preside.
A private family burial will be held on Monday at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin. If desired, memorials are appreciated to First Baptist Church, 247 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, or to The Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.