Women In The News: 2 women in their 80s parachute for Ohio charity

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LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Two great-grandmothers in their 80s have parachuted from a plane to raise money for a veterans’ food pantryin northwest Ohio.

The Lima (LY’-muh) News (http://bit.ly/NwU102) reports 83-year-old Marjorie Bryan and 82-year-old Marianna Sherman parachuted Saturday at the Allen County Airport in Lima. They made tandem jumps with retired Sgt. 1st Class Michael Elliott, who has done tandem jumps with former President George H.W. Bush.

The women parachuted to raise money for the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America and its veterans’ food pantry. Blue Star members are mothers whose children have served in the military.

Bryan is from Lima. Sherman is from Kenton. Bryan likes parachuting so much she wants to accompany Bush if he jumps for his 90th birthday. She would be 85.

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Information from: The Lima News, http://www.limanews.com

Comments

  1. That is, without doubt, an awesome story of never being too old to do something that you want to.

  2. wow! amazing. really, age is just a number

  3. voluntaryfiber says:

    Now, that’s what I call “going all out” to help! Inspiring!

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