Ilene Adale Brookbank


November 25, 2018 - November 11, 2018


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.  


Sunday, November 25, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel Community Room
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


None Scheduled


Lisbon Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by doug dicus on March 13, 2019
what a great lady
Posted by K. Hope on November 30, 2018
Our thoughts are with your family. We are deeply sorry for your loss of your mother. One day soon, death will be eliminated for good (Isaiah 25:8), and we'll have the opportunity to welcome back our loved ones. We look forward to that time with you.
Posted by Carol Courier on November 23, 2018
I met Ilene in 1965 and remained friends with her even though I haven't lived in SD for 28 years. We always stayed in touch and reminisced about the good ole days. She taught me how to knit and to live life free! I will truly miss her special friendship and regret I didn't get to call her for her birthday before she left us! My most sincere condolences to her family which she loved dearly! To the Bittner Funeral Home: She always talked about doing hair on the deceased for you as they never complained or talked back! What a hard working lady !!!
Posted by Linda Bortel Shaneyfelt on November 18, 2018
Oh I remember Ilene as a young wife and mother living next farm north of ours, with little girls. She and my Mom, Gladys, were good friends. I loved reading she accepted the Lord!!
Posted by Cindy Auch on November 15, 2018
Ilene will be missed by so many! She was always a joy to visit with. She fixed my mom's hair for many years and was dearly loved! Thoughts & prayers to all of her family members!!
Posted by CArolyn Barington & Family on November 15, 2018
My prayers. Always enjoyed her doing my hair and many laughs. She will be missed!!
Posted by Mary Knappmiller on November 14, 2018
She was such a wonderful sister-in-law,friend and person. She was such a special person and had so many friends. She may now rest with her loved ones.
Posted by Deb Tilton on November 14, 2018
Very sorry for your loss, Ilene was my mother’s best friend for many years- Ilene never turned anyone away..always the first to offer help and never ask anything in return. God Bless
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