90th birthday celebration planned for woman in Beverly

On Aug. 22 Audrey (Silvus) Brooker will celebrate her 90th birthday. To help her celebrate, her children are throwing a 90th birthday open house in her honor on Aug. 18 from 1-3 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church Social Hall at 309 7th Street, Beverly. They are asking for her family, friends, neighbors and fellow parishioners to please attend.

Audrey is the daughter of the late Harry and Sciesta Haines Silvus. She was married to Donald Brooker on Nov. 24, 1948. They were married for almost 60 years before he passed in March 2008.

She graduated from Manchester High School in Reinersville, Ohio, in 1947. She worked for the Young family after graduation. After she married, she worked on the family farm while raising their seven children. She also worked at the Citizens Bank Company as a custodian for over 40 years. She is a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Beverly, where she has been a member of the Catholic Woman’s Club for many years.

Audrey enjoys gardening, baking, and sewing. She has pieced and embroidered multiple quilts and has made quilts for each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is an amazing cook and baker. She makes many dozens of cookies at Christmas and always has some ready for anyone who comes to visit. She is known for being able to grow any plant or seed she places in the dirt. She truly has a “green-thumb”.

Her children are the late Blaine Brooker, his wife Sharon; Cathy (Gary) Crock, Martha (Tom) Fliehman, Sam and Dan Brooker, Elaine Fisher (Kurt) (husband Mike deceased), and Mike (Lori) Brooker. She has 11 grandchildren: Anthony (Melissa), Kyle (Heather), Joseph, Hallie, and Shane Brooker, Jeremy (Jana), Jared (Danielle), Brian (fiance Jackie and daughter Emma), Jesse (Carrie) Crock, Mark (Emma) Fliehman, Anna (Nick) Medley. Two step-grandchildren: Melissa (Tim) Fisher and Tori (Jonathan) Corp. She has 10 great-grandchildren: Russell, Zoie and Tessa Brooker; Avery, Jaxon, Gabriella, Audrey and Andrew Crock; Mary and Walter Fliehman. She has one step-great-grandchild; Londynn Goscewski.

Family and friends are welcome to stop by to wish Audrey a happy birthday and enjoy some refreshments. Cards are very welcome, but it is asked that gifts be omitted.