Glenna I. Brim, 89, a Royal Oak resident for 30 years, formerly of Lum and Warren, died April 19, 2008, at St. John Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights. She was born Nov. 25, 1918, in Detroit. Mrs. Brim worked for Michigan Bell as a statistical typist before becoming a homemaker. Later in life she learned to drive and became active in the community. Mrs. Brim made rosaries for Our Lady's Rosary Makers, was the former president of the Widow's Club at St. Rene Goupil in Sterling Heights, worked as a volunteer for the Shrine luncheon room and was a member of the Mother's Club: She also volunteered with the American Red Cross, was active in the Lum Organic Gardening Club and enjoyed traveling with the Senior Citizens Group. Mrs. Brim was an avid card player who especially enjoyed playing bridge and card parties. She was a wonderful baker and in recent years enjoyed star and sky gazing. She especially enjoyed the time she spent with grandchildren Laura Rosenbaum and Patrick Hartley. Mrs. Brim is survived by her children, Marie (Albert) Porter of Suttons Bay, Thomas Brim of Royal Oak and Susan (Mark) Hartley of Ferndale; her brother, Edward McCarty of Higgins Lake; her eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jerome J. Brim, whom she married Nov. 25, 1939; and her sister, Mary Sherlock. Visitation Friday, 3-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. scripture service, will be at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. Eleven Mile, Royal Oak. She will lie in state Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral Mass, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Royal Oak. Burial at Arcadia Township Cemetery, Lum. Memorial contributions may be made to Capuchin Community Center, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, MI, 48207. Online information is available at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on April 23, 2008.
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