Ethel Mae “Essie” Brookshire

September 26, 1937 - April 27, 2021
Ethel Brookshire

Ethel Mae “Essie” Brookshire, age 83, of Leann, Missouri, passed away at 5:23 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at her home. She was born September 26, 1937, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Essie was a 1955 graduate of Central High School in Los Angeles, California and graduated from San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, California, with her associates degree. She was the owner/operator of White Cane Instruments for the blind. She enjoyed gardening and all of God’s creatures.

On April 10, 1955, she married Carl T. Brookshire in San Diego, California. He preceded her in death on July 20, 2000.

Essie was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ethel Flynn, her mother, Margaret Buell, her husband, Carl, her brother, John Dillaha and grandson, Tommy Brookshire.

Essie is survived by her loving sons, Timmy, Danny, Randy, and Michael. She considered them the greatest assets in her life. Her cherished five grandchildren, and all her blessed great-grandchildren.

A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, Missouri, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021, at the Leann School House with burial to follow at the Leann Cemetery.

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