Adele (Albright) Brocksmith

Born: Sat., Dec. 9, 1944
Died: Sat., Apr. 30, 2016

Cremation - Private services

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   Adele Brocksmith, 71, of Quincy, died at 11:20 am Saturday (April 30, 2016) in her home.

   Born December 9, 1944, in Quincy, Adele was the daughter of James and Merline Albright.  She married Roy Brocksmith on December 25, 1963.  He preceded her in death on December 16, 2001.

   Adele was an animal lover and cared greatly for her dogs.  She enjoyed writing and art, and at the age of 50, went back to college to study art.  She studied in Florence, Italy, where she excelled as a student.  Adele was able to see the world with her husband, Roy.  She was a great wife and mother and cherished the time she was able to spend with her family.

   Adele had been employed as a CNA and Head Ward Clerk in New York City.  She was later employed as an Administrator in a Doctor's Office in Los Angeles, until her retirement.

   Survivors include her son, Blake Brocksmith (Tangerre) of New York City, NY; four sisters-in-law, Vicky Hastings (Mike) of Mendon, Cathy Smart (Dewayne) of Quincy and Arlene Brocksmith and Paula Brocksmith, both of Peoria; one brother-in-law, Jack Brocksmith of Salt Lake City, UT; and several loving nieces and nephews.  Also surviving are many loving friends, including her dear friend Stacy Sparks and family and her friends and neighbors Barbara and Roger Butts.

   Mrs. Brocksmith was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; a son in infancy, Jason Brocksmith; her brother, Harold Albright; a sister-in-law, Darlene Marcks; and two brothers-in-law, Gerald and Derald Brocksmith.

   Cremation has been accorded to Adele.  Private family services will be held Sunday evening (May 22, 2016) at 4:00.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society.

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David Marcks
   Posted Sun May 01, 2016
I am very sorry for your loss Blake. I remember your mom when I vistited you in New York when I was a young teenager. She took care of me when I got a fever. One night, I noticed she had a big old can of beer, she said "it's to help me go to sleep". She was quite a character. I know that her and Uncle Roy are with the big man upstairs having a good old time.

Debbie Orebaugh
   Posted Mon May 02, 2016
I am sorry Blake for your loss.

I remember the times she and mom would do shopping and lunch. She also enjoyed her pool pals. She will be missed.

Anything I can do let me know

Love you

Jean Ann (Otte) and Rudy Ray Seward
   Posted Wed May 04, 2016
Both Adele and Roy added spice and joy to our lives. We knew then back in our joint high school and college years. Rudy was in the QHS choir and performed in the production of South Pacific with both Roy and Adele. We keep up with their lives during occasional visits while we were all in Quincy. After Roy died Adele moved into the house across from Rudy's mother Corine allowing easy visits. She was always a delight to talk to despite her ongoing health challenge. Her hearty laugh always brightened up the visit. Corine was able to share their joint love of art with Adele several times. Our deepest sympathy to Blake and all of Adele's family and friends. She will be missed greatly.
Jean Ann (Otte) and Rudy Ray Seward

robert mejer
   Posted Tue May 10, 2016
It is with sadness that I heard of Adele Brocksmith's passing. I had hoped to visit with her and present her with a drawing that I did of Roy many years back. I hope that Blake, if he is in town, or some family member can come to QU and pick up the drawing from my office-FRH 439. Call 228-5371.
Mary Beth and I enjoyed our friendship with Roy & Adele. From watching a man step on the moon on our black & white TV,to Roy introducing us to the wonderful musical HAIR, to them taking us to St. Louis to experience the arch (the next day we found out that while we were in the arch a earth quake hit St. Louis then), to seeing the Fantastics in NY and seeing Roy perform in central park, Jason in their kitchen with flour all over his head, to having Roy in my 2-D class which made the class exciting, and doing drawings of him acting on stage at QU and the Progressive playhouse. I really enjoyed seeing him perform the washing machine. I offer my condolences & prayers to Blake and related family. I hope that we can visit a short time. My thoughts are with them. Bob

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