Jean Elizabeth Brookens, 85, of , Chambersburg passed away January 9, 2022 at Chambers Pointe. She was born on December 3, 1936 in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania to Kenneth and Helen (Sowers) Carbaugh. Jean loved taking care of people and enjoyed her grandsons and great-grandsons. She was a life member and past president at the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 46, and a life member at the VFW Auxiliary 1599.
Jean is survived by her children Jerry (Lucy) Brookens, Kenneth W. Brookens, and Theresa J. (Michael) Shuler, grandchildren; Joel (Deanna) Brookens, Brandon Brookens, great-grandchildren; Caden Brookens, Anson Brookens, and Henry Brookens. She is also survived by her siblings; Harvey K. (Cyndi) Carbaugh, Richard E. (Dolores) Carbaugh, and Deborah Yeager, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband Russell (Boots) W. Brookens, and her brothers Robert E., and James Archie Carbaugh, and sisters Betty L. Carlin and Martha Dennik Snively.
A funeral service for Jean will be held on Monday, January 17, 2022, at 11:00 AM at the Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Sunday, January 16, 2022, and for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Chambersburg. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelsocorneliusfh.com.