November 26, 2022

Elizabeth A. Brokaw


Elizabeth A. Brokaw, 92, of Lenox, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Lenox Care Center. Funeral celebration of life services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 9, at Area Bible Fellowship Church in Clearfield. Open visitation will be held 3 - 5 p.m., Sunday, May 8, at Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Visitation with family greeting friends will be 9 -11 a.m. Monday, at the church. Interment will be held 1 p.m. in North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.

Memorials may be given in her name. Memories may be shared at Arrangements were entrusted to Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Elizabeth Ann Brokaw, born April 10, 1930, the daughter of Allen and Fern (Bixler) Hoskinson. She was raised on a farm near Cromwell, Iowa with her brother Jack and sister Martha and graduated from Cromwell High School. After obtaining an associate of arts degree and teaching certificate, Elizabeth touched the lives of generations of children while teaching at Lenox Elementary School over six decades. She must have read stories from Little House on the Prairie a thousand times.

Elizabeth married Glenn Eldon Brokaw on Dec. 24, 1950, and was blessed with seven children raised on farmland, followed by 25 grandchildren and an ever-growing bounty of great-grandchildren, currently 54. Throughout her life journey, she found joy and peace in knowing her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, singing songs of praise, and prayerfully reading the Bible to guide her path. Elizabeth loved her extended family and enjoyed God’s many wonderful creations in nature, especially the various birds she fed (with protection from squirrels) on the family farm. In their later years of life, Elizabeth and Glenn were blessed by their faithful friends at Area Bible Fellowship Church.

Glenn passed away Dec. 25, 2019, after 69 years of marriage. Elizabeth joined her life partner in heaven May 4. Cherishing the fond memories of Elizabeth’s life are her sons: Jon Brokaw Joel (Karma) Brokaw and Jed (Kay) Brokaw; daughters: Jayne (Terry) Barnett, Jill (Mike) Evans, Jodi (Bill) Lyddon and Jina (Paul) Nelson; along with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends. The family thanks the health care provided by many including from Corning Specialty Care, Lenox Care Center and EveryStep Hospice.