Coletta  Brooks
Coletta A. Brooks, 93, of Linton, Ind., formerly of Covington, Ind., passed away peacefully Monday, March 23, 2020, at Shakamak Good Samaritan Home.
She was born October 18, 1926, in Goodland, Ind., to Harry and Genieve (Osner) Schwier.
Coletta became the wife of James J. Books on November 13, 1971.
Coletta was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Covington since 1949.
Coletta co-owned the Green Lantern Tavern in Covington for 20 years. She was in the Home Ec. Club and was past president of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2395. She was a homemaker, mother and seamstress.
Family left to cherish the memory of Coletta include one son, Steven McCoy of Palm Springs, Calif.; two daughters, Deborah A. (Gordon) Wright of Linton and Diane (Gene) Waibel of Remington, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harry (Joyce) Schwier of Remington.
Coletta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Brooks; three brothers, Ervin, Russell and Harry Schwier.
The Rosary and Prayer Service to honor the life of Coletta will be at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 26, at Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton with Father Biju Thomas officiating. Coletta will be laid to rest in Resurrection Cemetery in Danville, Illinois. Visitation for immediate family will be noon EDT until the time of service at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Covington in memory of Coletta. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Brooks family has entrusted all arrangements to Meng Family Funeral Homes, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton. Online condolences may be sent to
Published on March 24, 2020


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Mar 25, 2020
Debbie we are so sorry for your loss may God Bless You & Your Family, Love to All.
Patty Lyons
Mar 25, 2020
So sorry to hear that your mother passed away. She was a good friend to my mother, Helen Lanter. One special memory of Collette is a shopping trip she took with my mother, my sister, and myself. It was a fun day for all of us. I believe that my mother was there to welcome her Home, to show her around Heaven, and maybe start a womens club. 😊 Condolences on her passing.
Jean Cunningham
Mar 25, 2020
I am sorry for the loss of your Mother, Coletta. She was such a nice lady, with a great sense of style! I knew her from St Joseph's and also the VFW. She was always friendly and helpful. You have my sincere sympathy.
Chris Walters
Mar 24, 2020
So sorry to hear about this news. Sending prayers to your family.
Larry Burton
Mar 24, 2020
My favorite memories of Coletta are shopping with her and Grandma Schwier, going in 2 vacations with her ( Colorado and the Dakota's ), and her delicious date pudding at Christmas gatherings years ago
Body and Sherry Foster
Mar 24, 2020
She was such a beautiful soul....always so sweet and kind. Our prayers to the family.