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Leslie Brooks

Brooks, Leslie J., age 62 of Germantown passed away July 30, 2021 at Kettering Medical Center after a brief illness. Leslie was born in Middletown OH to Charles Ray and Joan (Kalbaugh) Lansaw, graduated from Valley View High School class of 1977 and worked at Emmanuel's Lutheran Church in Germantown. Leslie spent 10 years in Arizona where she obtained a degree in Graphic Design, she was a talented artist, independent, quiet and never wanted to impose on anyone. Leslie loved animals and her favorite companion was her golden retreiver, Lucy. Leslie and Lucy were inseparable and traveled all over together. Leslie was preceded in death by her husband Robert Brooks, her father Charles Ray Lansaw and her sister Gail Chmielewski. She is survived by her mother, Joan Lansaw, brother Edward (Liz) Lansaw, sister Kristi (Jamie) Speck, step children Michele Ratcliffe and Robert Brooks, Jr., grandchildren Kari, Kayla, Kloie, Emilee, Sara, and Codie as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and dear friends. The family will hold a private graveside service but the Old Hippies of Germantown will be having a Celebration of Life at their September picnic and that date will be posted on their website when it's scheduled.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a dog rescue organization of your choice in memory of Leslie.

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OMG this cannot be happening. My wife Crystal Gebhart from Germantown, introduced me to Bob and Leslie forty years ago. We were at their wedding, and when Crystal and I , weremarried they gifted us a flight to Las Vegas from the Grand Canyon.. We have had many adventures together including a houseboat trip on lake Powell with Homer and T Ball. Now, of the six of us only two are left As my wife lay dying Bob and Leslie made many trips to help us and She asked me to come stay and help with Bob's celebration of lifeWe texted often as years passed and met up once to reminise. When she did not respond to my text messages recently,my last message was, " now I am worried". I do not do social media and did not know of her passing until I googled her name. I am completely devastated and will miss hearing and see videos of her adventures. She was my BFF, as was BobPlease have her mother call me if she can 573-228-2877I hope Lucy has a new happy home. She knows me well and I would be glad to give her my love, and a happy home full of Love and memories.of Leslie, is she is in needSee you soon Leslie at the Rainbow Bridge, forever in my heartJohn Humpf

John Humpf Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

Still the same great smile she had in high school! Prayers to her family, she will be missed!

David Ewing Aug 3 2021 12:00 AM

I worked at the Dayton Daily with Leslie! We lost a good one and heaven gained an Angel! RIP

Debbie Goldberg Aug 2 2021 12:00 AM

I met Leslie and Bob at the Grand Canyon in the spring of 1981. .. MOQUI Lodge to be exact. We became great friends immediately. Oh the many great times and laughs we had. Always a loving, kind, and generous couple; they introduced me to so many great and interesting people. You know who you are!! I was at their wedding. I met her and her sisters in Vegas for Gail's 60th. So glad we had kept in touch over the years. I know she is in a better place with Bob and the rest of her loved ones that have gone before. You will be so missed. Godspeed sweet Leslie. So glad to have known you.

Nancy Tackett Aug 2 2021 12:00 AM