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Ingeborg Lore Lima

September 23, 1929 — December 10, 2020

Franklin, TN

lngeborg Lore Lima (nee Berger), age 91, passed away due to complications from Covid-19 on Thursday, December 10,2020 in Franklin, Tennessee.  She was the widow of Manuel Martin Lima, Jr. of Bristol, Rhode lsland. They were married 62 years at the time of his passing in 2014.

Born in Johannisburg, East Prussia (Germany), she was the youngest of five children and the only daughter of Ernst Berger and Anna Brahma. She attended college preparatory school in Kiev during WWll and was awarded a scholarship to study at Columbia University. After her flight from East Prussia to northern Germany in January of 1945, she established residence in Bad Hersfeld, Germany where she was finally reunited with her family. She attended business college, served as a translator, and worked as a model. During the occupation, lngeborg Berger met her future husband and remained a devoted military spouse during his 27 years of active military service in the United States Army.

Mrs. Lima was raised in the German Lutheran Church. She was an Eastern Star in the Shriners and faithfully supported several charities she and her husband believed in. She loved to dance, read, play cards, and listen to big band music. Above all, she loved the beach and enjoyed her life along the Chesapeake Bay for nearly 30 years in Virginia Beach before coming to Tennessee in 2017. Mrs. Lima is most remembered for her feistiness, her sense of humor, and her quick wit.

Mrs. Lima is survived by her children: Charmaine Ann Briggs (Michael), and Cynthia Renee Lima. God blessed her with eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Her daughters wish to thank past and present staff at Morning Pointe of Franklin for the superb care their mother received while a resident, along with the care provided by her physician, Dr. Scott Parker. They offer a special thank you to the Morning Pointe caregivers and nurses who loved Mrs. Lima as family, the chef and kitchen staff who lovingly portioned tiny "lnge-sized" meals, and the executive director whose advocacy on behalf of Mrs. Lima, in all matters, was unfailing. Above all, Charmaine and Cynthia extend their deepest and most heartfelt gratitude to Teri Guilbert of Morning Pointe, whose devotion to their mother these past three years proved the greatest blessing of all.

A memorial service for Mrs. Lima will be held when appropriate in the new year.  lnterment will be alongside her husband at Arlington National Cemetery.

lf desired, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children in honor of Mrs. Lima's memory.

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