Jeanette S. Brooks


Jeanette S. Brooks, 92 of Ransomville, wife of Philo J. Brooks, entered into rest on Sunday May 12, 2019 in the Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, NY. Born in Ransomville, NY, on May 15, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Leon and the late Marion (Burnett) Sanger.
Jeanette graduated from Wilson High School, graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a bachelor's degree and went on to obtain her master's degree in Elementary Education and Science. She married Philo J. Brooks on April 16, 1949 and they have been married for 70 years. Jeanette was a 1st grade teacher for the Lew-Port School District teaching at the Youngstown red brick schoolhouse.
Jeanette joined the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Niagara Falls Chapter, in 1976. She has held numerous offices and committees including chapter regent, treasurer, recording secretary, NY State Conference Chairman, and NY State Registrar. In 1995, she was named NY's Outstanding Chapter Regent, and in 2007, the chapter elected her as an Honorary Chapter Regent. Jeanette was also a member of the United States Daughters of 1812 in which she served as President of the local Niagara Frontier Chapter, President of the State of NY Society, and Recording Secretary National of the National Society. For outstanding service, she was elected in Washington, D.C., as an Honorary President National, representing the State of NY. In addition to the DAR and the U.S.D. of 1812, she was a member of several other patriotic and lineage organizations. Jeanette had a love for genealogy, history, and patriotism.
Surviving is her husband Philo; daughters, Phila (James) Ibaugh and Jan (Jack) Johnpier; a sister, Shirley ( Late Douglas) Canfield; and her brother Glenn J. Sanger; grandchildren, Rachel (Carl) Johnson, Jay Ibaugh and Brooke Johnpier; great-grandchildren, Venla and Marita Johnson.
NO PRIOR VISIATION. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM in the Ransomville United Methodist Church, 2573 Youngstown Lockport Rd., Ransomville, NY 14131. Internment will be private in North Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the Ransomville Free Library, P.O. Box 280, Ransomville, NY 14131 or the Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, PO Box 239, Ransomville, NY 14131.
Arrangements entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC. Ransomville, NY. Please visit for online condolences.
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May 18, 2019
Dear Brooks family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Jeanette will be missed. What a enemy death is. May God comfort you in this time to give you strength 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Please know that God cares for you because he is the God of Comfort. God promises to soon bring back to life loved ones we've loss in death. This promise is found in the bible at John 5:28,29
Michele Mort
May 16, 2019
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Janette will sadly missed , I loved seeing her every week, the story’s about her genealogy, and her many clubs she belonged to were her passion , i will always remember, I loved hearing about them all over the years, and about her family also . She was an amazing women!💕
Joan Knowles
May 15, 2019
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.