Wanita J. Brooks, 91, of Greenfield, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at Morristown Manor, Morristown. She was born Feb. 29, 1924, in Greenfield, to the late Harold W. and Mabel (Rasener) Cottey.

She married Dale E. Brooks on Dec. 24, 1940, in Greenfield. They made their home and raised their family in Greenfield where Wanita owned and operated the Nita B Beauty Shop from 1956 – 1963. Dale and Wanita loved to travel and visited many places on their motorcycle trips. The Brooks family spent several summers fishing in Minnesota and their cottage at Kuhn Lake.

Wanita was a member of Curry’s Chapel Church, loved to knit and crochet. In earlier years she played the organ and was song leader at church.

Wanita is survived by her son, Norman (Maria) Brooks; daughter, Dona (Jack) Shamblin all of Greenfield; threegrandchildren and threestepgrandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale Brooks; threebrothers and two sisters.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m.Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield. Graveside services will be 11 a.mThursday, March 3, 2016, at Curry’s Chapel Cemetery, Greenfield.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46209.

Online condolences may be shared at www.stillingerfamily.com.