On Friday, February 28, 2014 Lelia Mae Brehm (nee Biddle) of Archbold Ohio was welcomed into the loving embrace of her Lord and Savior. Daughter of Thelma Isabell Brown Biddle Kronman and George Biddle, Lelia was born February 3, 1935 in Toledo, Ohio.
Devoted wife of Calvin Floyd Brehm for 57 years; and loving mother of Bentley Eric, of Washburn Wisconsin, Kent Selwyn (Ann Paynter) Longswamp, Pennsylvania, Jennifer Lee Patterson (John L Patterson III) Las Vegas, Nevada and Wesley Neil, Las Vegas, Nevada; grandmother of three, Shannon Jean Brehm, Lucas Quinn Hiland Brehm, and Marynn Rose Hiland Brehm; and step-grandmother to John L Patterson IV and Caroline E Patterson; step- sister to Kenneth and Richard Huston and Janet Huston Meyers of Toledo, Ohio.
Lelia graduated from Whitney Vocational High School in 1953. She went on the graduate as a Registered Nurse from Flower Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. Lelia spent the next 40 years in service to others working in hospitals in Toledo, Wauseon, Sanford, Florida, Berea Ohio, Middleburg Heights Ohio and Lorain Ohio. Strong of faith and generous with her smile, Lelia was the epitome of grace, devotion, and determination. Lee, as she was affectionately known, was a longtime member of The United Methodist Church in Archbold, Delta, Columbia Station, and Parma Heights Ohio. Lee was active in The United Methodist Women, acting as President and District Officer though out the years. In addition to her devotion to the church, Lee was active with The Fulton County Health Center volunteers, The Child Conservation League, American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star as well as singing with the Mother Singers, Gibson Girls, and The Choraliers. In her spare time Lee enjoyed reading, birds, and baking, gardening and classic movies.
Lee’s faith, love, and grace have touched many around the country as she and Cal traveled in their travel trailer from coast to coast and beyond. They spent many a good times and built strong friendships with The Avion Travel Club and The Pack Rats Camping Club.
Visitation to be held on Monday, March 3 2014 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, Ohio from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. with a memorial service to be held Tuesday, March 4th at 11 A.M. at The Archbold United Methodist Church. Lelia is to be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta Ohio. Interment will be private.