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Dr. Marilyn Kaye Brookman

July 21, 1941 — August 25, 2023

Owensboro

Dr. Marilyn Kaye Brookman

 

 

Dr. Marilyn Kaye Brookman, 82, left this earth on Friday, August 25, 2023 and is now in the arms of Jesus Christ in her forever heavenly home.  She was surrounded by her loving family.  The Marion County, Illinois native was born on July 21, 1941, to the late William and Lularose Armstrong.  Marilyn was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  Friends and family will remember her as a caring, loving, and supportive woman. She was an inspiration to many.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Joseph Brookman, her parents, grandparents, and in-laws.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Lucretia Hopkins and husband, David; grandsons, Harrison and Thomas Hopkins; brother-in-law John Brookman and wife Ranae; niece Julie Rippel and family; Lela Trumbo, Lori Trumbo, Tina Martens and family, Ann Grasher and family, Avery Trumbo and family; Judy and David Mason and family; Jerry Heflin and family; special friends,  Ron and Hazel Hopkins, Ruth Barczewski, Sister Vivian Bowles, Anne Federlein, Jackie Addington, Judy Gregory, Kenny and Kitty Bowlds, Ben and Cynthia Harrington, Tony and Shirley Williams, Melissa Siebert; and countless others.

In her faithful life, Marilyn was a current member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a former member of Settle Memorial UMC.

Dr. Brookman was the Executive Director of Western Kentucky University-Owensboro and former Dean of Kaskaskia College in Centralia, IL.  She had served in many capacities including President of Rotary, Kentucky Colonel, Board member of Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Owensboro, the Alma Randolph Foundation, and many others.

The family would like to thank their church family.  Your support, love, and kindness mean the world to us.

Marilyn had a heart of gold and truly tried to live as Jesus would.  She took the time to do special things to make everyone feel loved and cared for.  She will be greatly missed.

The funeral service will be officiated by Brother Terry Modl at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service.  The burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 31 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia, Illinois.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Immanuel Baptist Church, 3611 Ralph Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42303.

Condolences and memories for Marilyn's family may be left at www.glenncares.com.

 

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Burial

Thursday, August 31, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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