LIMA — Teresa A. (Link) Brown, of Lima, will celebrate her 90th birthday Jan. 14, 2014. A mass is planned at 9:30 a.m., Jan. 19th, at St. John Catholic Church, followed by a reception. Cards can be mailed to her c/o Springview Manor, 883 W. Spring St., Lima, OH 45805.
She was born Jan. 14, 1924, to Joseph and Gladis (Lyle) Link. She was the ninth child of twelve. Her family instilled a deep love of God and family. They were taught to serve God, family, friends and community. Three of Teresa’s sisters were sisters of charity. The Links loved and supported each other creating a large, extended and close family. On June 18, 1949, she married Raymond P. Brown Sr., and he died in 1998.
Brown has 11 children, 38 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Family will be traveling from Texas, Nebraska, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio to join the celebration.
She graduated from St. Rose grade and high school and from St. Rita’s School of Nursing. After raising her family, she returned to nursing, finishing her career at the Oaks nursing home. She volunteered at American Red Cross, St. Rita’s Auxiliary and many school and church groups. She also served on St. John’s parish council and LCC’s school board.