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Obituary of Linda Marie Brooks

Linda Marie Brooks, the daughter of Harvey Henry Zach and Mary Rosalie (Sterba) Zach, was born October 8, 1952 at Belleville, KS and passed away August 18, 2014 at Topeka, KS at the age of 61 years, 10 months, and 10 days.
Linda grew up in Munden and attended the local public schools, graduating from Belleville High School in 1970. She then attended Marymount College in Salina, KS.
She began employment with Southwestern Bell, later A. T. & T, at Salina, KS, transferring to the Topeka offices in 1987. She started as an operator and was later an internet communication consultant, retiring in 2009 after 31 years of service.
On July 2, 1994 at Topeka, KS, she was united in marriage to Craig Brooks. The couple made their home in Auburn, KS and he survives.
She was a member of the Communications Workers Union. She liked playing softball and flower gardening. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping, and taking numerous trips to Canada and northern Minnesota. She was an avid KU fan, bargain shopper, and loved cooking for family and friends.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Mary Zach.
She is survived by her husband, Craig Brooks of Auburn, KS; four brothers: Greg (Kathy) Zach of Belleville, KS, Steve Zach, David Zach both of Munden, KS and Brian (Lisa) Zach of Portland, OR; one sister, Teresa (Jim) Hemmy of Salina, KS; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 23, 2014 at St. George’s Catholic Church, Munden with Fr. Brian Lager, celebrant.
Interment will be at St. George’s Catholic Cemetery, rural Munden, KS.
A Vigil/Rosary services will be held at 7 PM Friday at the Bachelor-Surber Chapel, Belleville.
Visitation will be from 1PM until 9 PM on Thursday, and from 9AM until 9PM on Friday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested the Munden Community Building.
Online condolences at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.


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