Jolene E. Brooks

August 14, 1944 ‒ March 04, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

Mansfield: Jolene E. Brooks passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Kindred Hospital in Cleveland surrounded by her family. She was 70.

She was born August 14, 1944 to parents George Erow & Kenita (Dailey) Erow Winbigler in Marion, Ohio. Jolene graduated from Chesterville High School with the class of 1962. Not long after high school Jolene and Ronald Brooks met while two stepping on the dance floor and were married shortly after on May 28, 1963. They spent 52 wonderful years together.

Jolene took great pleasure in being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She was well known for her stuffed peppers and roast beef with mashed potatoes. Jolene was easy to talk to and loved the company of others.

In spare time, she took pleasure in collecting bells and watching movies. But above all, Jolene cherished spending time with Ronald and spoiling her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ronald Brooks of Mansfield; children, Paul (Linda) Brooks of Mansfield, Paula Brooks (Kenny) Cook, and Rebekah Brooks and her Fiancé Brian Riedlinger; grandchildren, William, Jonathan, Tyler, Lauren, Alison, Emily, Samuel, and Lindsey; great grandchildren, Liam and Llilian; sister, Gladys Knight, and special friends Chris Parker and Anna Rebel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother.

Family and friends may call 4 – 7 p.m. at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home on Monday, March 9, 2015. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville, Ohio.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jolene’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • I remember Jolene well from our years at Chesterville school and riding the school bus. She was always with a kind word and a smile on her face. I drive by her childhood home often and have wondered where she ended up and today I found this. Prayers to her family for peace and I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Jolene’s laughter and sense of humor will be deeply missed. I send my condolences to her children, grandchildren, and mostly to my dear brother Ronnie who has been the rock during Jolene’s illness. He has been at her side for 52 years and when her illness got the best of her, he was still at her side to console and comfort her. Jolene you will be terribly missed and I am glad you were my sister-in-law. God bless.

  • Dear Ron and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your Loss. When visiting Ron and Jolene I so enjoyed visiting with them at their kitchen table. Will miss those moments. I know you will miss her deeply , but is a comfort to know she now is with Lord and free from the pain she had. Larry Lantz

  • I graduated with Jolene in 1962 and went to school with her from lst grade on. what a wonderful girl and woman she was. she was a lady with a great personality and always had a lot of compassion for people , no matter who they were. she was kind and I always thought of her as a good friend and classmate. I know that she is walking with jesus now and their is no more pain or suffering. praying for ron, her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids to help get through this mourning period. she was a special lady and I feel bad that I had not been able to spend any time with her this last few years. god bless a good lady
    butch chipps a friend and classsmate

  • To the Brooks family,May you find comfort in prayer and in one another. “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.”
    2Corinthians 1:3,4