Lila G "Jerry" Brickens
September 25, 1926  -  April 25, 2018

Lila G "Jerry" Brickens

Webb & Rodrick Chapel
306 W. Main
Independence, KS  67301
Sunday, April 29, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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Memorial Graveside Services
Mount Hope Cemetery
Independence, KS  67301
Monday, April 30, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Harry Hynes Hospice

Lila G. “Jerry” Brickens, 91, Independence, Kansas made her journey home to be with her Lord surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. To Honor Jerry’s wishes cremation has taken place and a Memorial Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018 with Chaplin Keith Springer of Harry Hynes officiating. The family will greet visitors on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory. Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Hospice and may be left with the chapel.
Jerry was born September 25, 1926 in Iola, Kansas to Francis and Sylvia (Keith) Stroup she graduated from Iola, Kansas schools. On March 14, 1945 Jerry married the love of her life Harold E. Brickens in Mexico, Missouri. The couple lived in Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma before making their home in Independence, Kansas. Jerry was first a Mother and after the children got older Jerry was employed by J.C. Penny in Independence for a number of years. Jerry was a member of The First Christian Church and the V.F.W. Auxiliary of Independence, Independence Country Club, ARCO Wives Club, AARP, Red Hat Group and enjoyed bowling and playing golf.
Jerry was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 70 years, Harold; two brothers, Keith Stroup and Clare Stroup; one sister, Alice Stroup. Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Pat Graham, Independence, Kansas, Susan and husband John Smart, Independence, Kansas; one son James Brickens, Independence, Kansas; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. To leave a special message for the family please visit


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  1. Jim Coldwell
    Independence, MO

    What a wonderful Church leader who always had a great smile. Somewhere in heaven She, Mr. Brickens and my parents are enjoying a Saturday night dance gathering at a VFW Post. God bless a truly fine person, who will be missed by many people who were fortunate to know her.

  2. Carole Sack
    Grove, OK

    So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady. Prayers.

  3. Dianne Davidson
    SealBeach, CA

    Jerry and I were very, very good friends. I will miss her so much. Jerry loved my family and I love hers. We shared many great times and many difficult ones too! I will remember her beautiful smile. She is with her sweetheart!!

  4. james davidson
    el dorado, KS

    The kindest lady I ever met! Our family will truly miss you! Give Brick our love! The Beech St. BUMS!!!!!!!!

  5. George and Joan Bellairs
    Bellevue, NE

    So sad to hear of her passing. I have very fond memories of both Jerry and Harlod. They were very close friends of my father and myself. Our sincere sympath to the family.

  6. Andy Smart
    coffeyville, KS

    Sorry for your loss. Jerry has always been one of my favorite moms. She was always happy to see me and me her.

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