Lola Brooks, 85 died Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Springfield, Missouri. She was born September 7, 1932 in Prowers County, Colorado the daughter of Otto Ervin & Ida Rebecca (Armour) Bezona.
Lola grew up and was raised on the family farm with her parents and 9 siblings south of Holly, Colorado. She graduated from Granada High School. On September 21, 1953, she married Harold B. Brooks in Raton, New Mexico. They moved to Lakin, Kansas in 1971. Harold died on March 10, 1980. Lola moved to Nixa, Missouri in 1994 to be close to her daughter and family. She was a member of the Lakin United Methodist Church and the North Nixa Baptist Church. A homemaker, Lola enjoyed quilting, sewing, and spending time with her family.
Survivors include a daughter Marla (Tom) Pariseau of Nixa, Mo.; a sister Lois Wieman of Pueblo, Co.; 2 brothers Pete (Jean) Bezona of Syracuse, Ks. and Roy Lee (Judy) Bezona of Walsh, Co.; a Brother-In-Law Jessie Melton of Granada, Co.; a Sister-In-Law Jeannie Bezona of Granada, Co.; 6 Grandchildren Aaron Brooks, Emilee Thomas, Michelle (Marshall) Unruh, Nichole (Brian) Brunk, Joel (Jeanine) Pariseau, & Kelly Pariseau; and 10 Great-Grandchildren Alexandra, Brian, Kaitlin, Elise, Shine, Taylor, Michael, Andrew, Jordyn, & Gregory; and a whole host of nieces and nephews.
Lola is preceded in death by her husband Harold; a daughter Carla Cohen; a Great-Grandson Nathan Unruh; 5 brothers Scott Bezona, Paul Bezona, Richard Bezona, Alfred Bezona, & Dean Bezona; a sister Betty Melton; Sisters-In-Law Lois Bezona, Mary Bezona, & Joyce Bezona; and a Brother-In-Law Ralph Wieman.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin with Rev. Aaron Duell officiating. Burial will follow at the Lakin Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. to service time at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin.