Olive M. Brooks, age 91, passed away on Thurs., Nov. 9, 2017,
peacefully in her home. Olive was born on March 17, 1926 to the late
Horace and Lydia (Racop) Smith in Crawford County, PA. Olive was
a cherished wife, loving mother / grandmother and a caring
friend. Olive dedicated her life to her family by providing a
nurturing and loving home where she could be found often in her
kitchen cooking which she loved. Olive exercised her hospitality
spirit by visiting and caring for the sick.
Olive is survived by her husband of 67 years, Alvin H. Brooks; her
daughters; Dr. Denise M. Brooks of Springfield OH, Renee' O. Sheridan of Canton OH and Jeannine (and Chris) Brooks of Stratford CT; son Vaughn A. Brooks of Jacksonville FL; grandsons Benjamin (and Katie) Sheridan, Ian (and Cailin) Brooks, Alexander Brooks and Zachary Brooks; and great-grandchildren Dominic, Xavier, Hunter, Gabriella and Max Sheridan and Russell Brooks.
She was predeceased by her grandsons, Seth Yanko and Philip Gotschall, and her siblings Leola (and Bruce) Duvall, Kermit Smith and Norman Smith.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 1:00pm to 2:00 pm at
Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel, 705 Raff Rd. SW, Canton OH 44710. A Celebration of Olive's
life will be held immediately following calling hours at 2pm with Reverend Taylor Williams
officiating. Interment will be at North Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's Association in Olive's name.
Please visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook.