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Burl E. Brooks


Burl E. Brooks, 79, of Girard, died at 7:50 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in the Girard Medical Center in Girard, Kansas.

Burl was born December 4, 1944, in Pritchett, Colorado, a son of George and Arthenia (Hardy) Brooks. While growing up, the family lived in various cities and Burl graduated from Quinter High School in Quinter, Kansas.

He married Diana R. Wanek on June 5, 1965, in Wilson, Kansas. She survives of the home.

Burl worked in construction and oil field construction before retiring to Girard in 2012 to be near his family. He worked for Michael Farms in McCune as a truck driver.

Burl was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Girard and he enjoyed his family, having coffee with his friends at Buck's Convenient Store in Girard, woodworking and working in his garage, making bird feeders for his yard, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas State Wildcats.

Burl was a volunteer for Girard Medical Center Auxiliary and he enjoyed Thursday morning Bible study at the Hiway Inn in Girard. Those who knew Burl said he was the nicest and sweetest person you could ever meet.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, Diana, of the home, are his daughter, Karma Michael, and her husband, Jim, of McCune, Kansas; his sons, Robert Brooks, and his wife, Shelly, of Crystal Springs, Mississippi, and Richard Brooks, and his wife, Amy, of Wimauma, Florida; his grandchildren Aaron Brooks, Layne Brooks, and his wife, Savannah, Morgan Michael, Hope Brooks, Taylor Michael; his great-grandson, James Ray Brooks; his sisters Loretta Shelden of Pritchett and Frances Dixon of Phillipsburg, Kansas.

Burl was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers George R. Brooks, Jr. and Dwain Brooks.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2024 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Girard with Pastor Michael Hofmann officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard where friends may call after 2:00 p.m., Monday.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday at the Wilson Cemetery in Wilson, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to Girard Medical Center Auxiliary and Trinity Lutheran Church and these may be left at the service or the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.