Arline M. Brimm, 72, of Granite City, went to be with the Lord at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug 23, 2014, at her home.
She was born Oct. 30, 1941, in Granite City, the daughter of the late Neal Kelly and Dula (Milton) Franklin.
She married George D. Brimm on May 12, 1960, at Bethel Chapel in Granite City and he survives.
Arline was a dedicated and faithful member of Bethel Chapel and enjoyed her days of reading, shopping, cooking and traveling. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband of 54 years, she is survived and will dearly be missed by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Daniel and Tamara Brimm of Apple Creek, Ohio, Rev. David and Ruth Brimm of Granite City and Tim and Barbara Brimm of Russellville, Ark.; four grandchildren and spouses, Kayla and Josh Thomas of Granite City, Nathan and Angela Brimm of Granite City, Clayton Brimm of Apple Creek, Ohio, and Christopher Brimm of Apple Creek, Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Justin Thomas, Kylie Thomas and Brooklyn Brimm; her beloved church family; extended family and many cherished friends.
In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Carol Franklin.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Bethel Chapel Pentecostal Church, 2445 Ohio Ave. in Granite City on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., where visitation will continue Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m.
Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Memorials may be made to Bethel Chapel Christian School Scholarship Fund. Irwin Chapel of Granite City handling arrangements. www.irwinchapel.com