Ilene Adale Brookbank, 85, of Mitchell, SD went to be with the Lord November 11, 2018 at her daughter Theresa’s home in Centre, AL.
A Celebration of Ilene’s Life will be held Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 1-3:00 PM at the Bittner Funeral Chapel Community Room. Burial will be at a later date at Lisbon Cemetery in rural Mitchell, she will be reunited with her husband, Darrell.
Ilene Adale Brookbank was born November 25, 1932 in Rhame, ND to Ferdinand and Minnie Lilas (Olson) Miller. She married Darrell Brookbank on September 2, 1977 at her home in Mitchell. She had a passion for doing people’s hair until she retired. She always said she was a “beautician not a magician.”
She accepted the Lord into her life in October 2015 when she was baptized.
Ilene loved to crochet, help others and ride motorcycles. She also loved to fly, traveling was always a passion of hers. She had the opportunity to see a lot of country visiting family and popular sights. Her hands were always busy. Momma is in a better place and will be able to connect with family and friends. Every one of us loved our time with her. God bless you, Momma! We all will be with you again. Love you!
She is survived by her daughters, Theresa (Rickie) Hyatt, Centre, AL, Sandra (Ken) Darling, Spencer, SD, Rebecca (Donnie Ball) Urias-Ball, Phoenix, AZ, Tonya Stroud (Dave Andrews) Mitchell; sons Mike Kelling, Elmore City, OK and Brad Stroud, Centre, AL; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Sue Miller, Hot Springs, SD; sons-in-law Gene Hanten and Thomas Boyd; daughter-in-law Laura Beeler.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Ralph Moore in 1953 and Darrel Brookbank in 2005; infant son Thomas David Moore; daughters Marilyn Hanten and Debra Boyd; son Blake Beeler; grandson Chris Beeler; twin sister Irene (Carl) Bratz; sister Wynonna Howard; and brother Claude Miller.