Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Obituary - Shirley Joe Brooks-King

Shirley Joe Brooks-King, age 82, Hume, Missouri passed Saturday January 29, 2022. She was born on April 23, 1939 in Foster, Missouri the daughter of Joseph and Lilly Mae Woodfin Arbogast.

She was united in marriage to James "Bud" Brooks on April 10, 1954. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1989. Later she married Bob King on December 3, 2005, he had three children Diana Morrison (David), Kathy Wood (Kevin) and Doug King (Tammy).

He preceded her in death February 12, 2020. In addition to raising her family, Shirley worked at several different jobs. Her latest was working as a law enforcement dispatcher. She was a member of the Hume United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, reading, flowers and was a great cook.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, John Brooks, a brother, Rowland Arbogast, two sisters, Avis Clause, and Sallie May Purcell, and one great-grandchild, Patrick Hemphill. Shirley is survived by four sons, Jim Brooks(Kathrina), David Brooks(Lisa), Mitchell Brooks(Laura) and Matthew Brooks(Kristy), two daughters, Carreen Rogers(Ralph), and Kathy Fairbanks(Gary), a brother, Norval Arbogast, thirty grandchildren, sixty-five great grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Private family service will be 1 pm Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the Hume United Methodist Church. The service will be live streamed at Burial in the Lawrence Cemetery. Visitation 4 to 6 pm Saturday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House or Hume School Education Fund. Online condolences can be left at

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