Margaret M. Brooks

Margaret Mary Brooks, 74, of Chatham, died Friday, October 25, 2019, at her residence. 

She was born June 15, 1945, in Springfield, the daughter of Otto and Mary (Lott) Reichert. She married Joseph “Gary” Brooks in 1998. 

Margaret graduated from Ursuline Academy. She retired from the State of Illinois Health Care and Family Services All Kids Program. She previously worked at Apartment Finders and Fox Run. Margaret was a member of St. Joseph the Worker and volunteered with various programs for the church. She was named “Woman of the Year” in 2018 at St. Joseph the Worker. 

She is survived by her husband, Gary; daughter, Angela Jimerson of Chatham; son, Jason (wife, Leah) Brooks of Irving, Texas; three grandchildren; and brother, John (wife, Madelyne) Reichert. 

Family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, November 3 at Butler Funeral Home—Chatham. Visitation will begin with a prayer service led by Sr. Judith Pfile O.P. 

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 4, at St. Joseph the Worker, 700 E. Spruce St., Chatham, with Rev. Dominic Rankin, officiating. Burial will follow at Chatham Memorial Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph the Worker, 700 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL 62629; Alzheimer’s Association, 2309 W. White Oaks Drive, Suite E, Springfield, IL 62704; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.