Sunday, July 25, 2004

Anne G. Brierley, 84, was retired dietician

Enjoyed baking cakes in spare time

By Chris Mayhew
Enquirer staff writer

FLORENCE - Anne G. Potter Brierley earned her living as a dietician, but in her spare time she baked cakes for weddings and birthdays.

Brierley, a retired dietician for Lakeside Place Nursing Home in Highland Heights, died Thursday at St. Luke Hospital in Florence. She was 84.

"She liked to cook a lot. She was noted for her cakes," said her son, Fred Sloan of Union.

Mrs. Brierley made wedding, shower and birthday cakes for all of her family and friends, and at Christmas she made confectionary "Hansel and Gretel-type houses," her son said.

"All the kids always just looked forward to her making something for their birthday," he said.

One of Mrs. Brierley's grandsons developed a love for baking cakes, and in recent years, she would often help him and teach him how to decorate them, her son said.

Until recent years, Mrs. Brierley had lived in Dayton, Ky., in the same house since 1956, her son said.

She started her work as a dietician for the Anna Louise Inn in Cincinnati and then later for Seton High School.

She was a member of Hilltop Church of Christ in Taylor Mill and an officer in the ladies auxiliary at Dayton Church of Christ,

Her husband, Hiram Brierley, and son, Larry V. Brierley, preceded her in death.

Other survivors include another son, Frank Sloan of Taylor Mill; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. today at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home in Covington. Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Hilltop Church of Christ in Taylor Mill. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

Memorials: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 2880 Boudinot Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238; or Hilltop Church of Christ, 5200 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015.

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