Archive for Thursday, August 9, 2001

Brooke’ O’Grady


August 9, 2001

Funeral Mass for Alexandrina Mashele "Brooke" O'Grady, 15, Eudora, was held Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora. Burial was at the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.

O'Grady died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

She was born Dec. 16, 1985, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Michael W. and Judith A. O'Grady. She attended Christ the King School in Kansas City, Mo., St. John's School in Lawrence and Eudora public schools.

An active Girl Scout, she enjoyed softball and volleyball. She dedicated much of her life to raising awareness and research funds to find a cure for cancer in children.

Survivors include her mother, Judith A. O'Grady, of the home; her father, Michael W. O'Grady of Peculiar, Mo.; four brothers, Trevor O'Grady, of the home, Keven O'Grady, Prairie Village, Bryan O'Grady, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Tyler O'Grady, Overland Park; and two sisters, Cindy Tedder, Olathe, and Robyne Pippert, Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials to National Children's Cancer Foundation, National Children's Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Relay for Life-Eudora Chapter or Children's Mercy Hospital, sent in care of the mortuary. Friends who have stories, condolences or acknowledgments of Brooke are asked to e-mail them to with a subject line "Brooke O'Grady."

Warren-McElwain Mortuary of Lawrence was in charge of arrangements.

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