Edna M. Brookover

Edna Mae Eberhart Brookover, 96, of East Lansing, MI, and formerly of Huntington County, died Dec. 14, 2008.

Mrs. Brookover taught music and English in Roanoke from 1933 to 1935, in Cromwell from 1935 to 1938, and in Huntington Township from 1938 to 1939. She worked for the National Opinion Research Center on the Growth of American Families study, a study on fertility in the United States, while living in Indianapolis in the 1940s. She returned to teaching vocal music in 1951 in rural Michigan schools and retired in the mid-1970s. She was active on many commissions and committees at Michigan State University and in East Lansing.

She earned a bachelor's degree from Manchester College in 1933 and also studied at the University of Wisconsin and Michigan State University.

She was born April 9, 1912, near Bracken in Huntington County, to Samuel Franklin and Britie Adelma "Della" Farmer Eberhart. She married Wilbur Bone Brookover on June 21, 1937, in Tyco, OH. Her husband preceded her in death on April 6, 2003.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Anne Brookover Bourque, of Los Angeles, CA; two sons, Thomas Wilbur Brookover, of Bloomfield Hills, MI, and George Michael Brookover, of East Lansing, MI; and three grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Dec. 22, 2008, at noon at The Peoples Church, 200 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI, with Rev. Dr. Harry H. Johnson officiating. A graveside service was held Dec. 23, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Servia.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Michigan State University Development Fund, 300 Spartan Way, East Lansing, MI 48824-9911; the East Lansing Education Foundation, 509 Burcham Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823; or the Manchester Fund in care of Manchester College, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962.