2 women in their 80s parachute for Ohio charity

Two great-grandmothers in their 80s have parachuted from a plane to raise money for a veterans

In this Saturday, June 23, 2012, photo provided by Sgt. 1st Class Marc Owens, 83-year-old Marjorie Bryan makes a tandem jump with retired Sgt. 1st Class Michael Elliott at the Allen County Airport in Lima, Ohio. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sgt. 1st Class Marc Owens)

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

The Lima (LY'-muh) News 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


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