Mary Margaret Berry

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Lord came and took Mary Margaret Berry home March 13, 2012.

Mary was 96-years-old, born Dec. 7, 1915, in Putnam County, the daughter of Tarquin and Jesse (Willen) Hawkins.

From a very young age, she lived with her grandparents, John Andrew and Mary (Moffett) Hawkins.

She was a graduate of Greencastle High School, class of 1933.

Mary was a homemaker and helped her husband of 46 years, Harold Martin Berry, farm.

She was a member of the Putnamville United Methodist Church; the United Methodist Women, where she had served as a district delegate; a board member with AARP; on the Council on Aging with Area 7; active with the Putnam County Senior Center, helping with the Euchre Club; and worked on the Warren Township Election Board.

She was an avid gardener and loved flowers and to be outdoors.

Survivors include her children: Milton W. (Mary) Berry, Greencastle, Carolyn A. Shuee, Greencastle and Florida, Virginia A. (Howard) Stephens, New Mexico, H. Keith (Sharyl) Berry, Greencastle, Mary E. (John) Lash, Brazil, and Jane (Janae) Berry, Greencastle; grandchildren: Darren W. Berry, Travis C. Berry, Brent A. Shuee, Bill Shuee, Brian Berry, Donna Hines, Mandy Slater, Matthew Lash, Jess Berry, Jacob Berry, and Jenna Berry; great-grandchildren Zach Shuee, Zane Shuee, Graham Shuee, Mac Shuee, Brynne Shuee, Bailey Shuee, Justin Berry, Collin Berry, Cailyn Hines, Payton Hines, Hayden Slater, Hank Martin Slater, and Hannah Slater; Mary's sister's son, Jay LaMont Forsyth, and daughter Janelle (Forsyth) Babcock.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sister Verna Ruth (Hawkins) Forsyth, half-brother John Hawkins, son-in-law Bob Shuee, and daughter-in-law Rita Berry.

Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with Rev. Barry Bostrom officiating. Interment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2012.

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