Hopkins - Rector Funeral Home

4 Percy L. Julian Drive, Greencastle, IN


LaDonna Berry

May 31, 1954November 18, 2019
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LaDonna Gail Berry, 65, of Roachdale, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019 surrounded by her family.

She was born May 31, 1954 in Greencastle, the daughter of Marion Eugene and Barbara (Judy) Smythe and was a 1972 graduate of South Putnam High School.

LaDonna worked at Franciscan Health in Crawfordsville for 23 years in the emergency room as an EMT and ED Tech.

She married David E. Berry on May 16, 1975 and he survives. She is also survived by her daughters Shannon Kinkead, Emily Berry (Fredie Hodson) and Stephanie Alcorn (Kyle); a sister, Cathy Taylor; four grandchildren, Grace & Brody Kinkead, and Kensington & Sloane Alcorn; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Linda Covert; and a nephew, Kevin Nauman.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Clinton Falls Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, November 22nd at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of LaDonna to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.Hopkins-Rector.com


  • Breast Cancer Awarness


  • Visitation Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 23, 2019


LaDonna Berry

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Kelsie Dickerson

November 24, 2019

It’s hard to believe I will never hear you clunk into the break room at work with your clogs on. Or see the excitement in your face when you get that IV that you thought you couldn’t. It is hard to believe that you won’t be in my office with new ideas on how to make things better. If I could just have one more time to ask you a few more questions! I will miss you LaDonna so much! Thank you for being my friend and helping me with so much. You helped me in so many ways and I will always be great-full for you and our friendship! -Love Kelsie

Josh Williams

November 23, 2019

LaDonna was a caring professional, and always made me smile when the shifts got heavy. I will miss her dearly.

Betty Smit

November 23, 2019

loved working with LaDonna! She was magnificent at her job. She was kind and generous to the patients.I’m wishing comfort and blessings to her family!

Bev Miller

November 22, 2019

David and family, my heart is broken for your loss. You are in my prayers asking for your comfort.

Brenda Phillips

November 22, 2019

I worked with Ladonna for several years in the ER beginning with her working for the ambulance service as an EMT bringing in patients to her working in the ER as a medical technician. She was professional, knowledgeable and efficient. She was also kind, friendly and compassionate. She also had a great sense of humor!
Condolences and prayers to her family.
Brenda K. Phillips

Dr Alicia Sanders

November 21, 2019

Donna was a favored EMT when I worked at Crawfordsville. She was no-nonsense, and even when scolding, had a smile on her face. I was there throughout her initial diagnosis, treatment, surgery and remission of her cancer. We talked about what she was experiencing and how she felt. It created an indelible bond. We also talked about her "tattoos" and the permanent eyeliner (and how she wanted me to get it too! LOL). She was smart, witty and just overall awesome to work with. I literally felt my heart tear to hear of her passing. I'll never forget you or the memories we shared, Donna!

Loretta Sillery

November 20, 2019

Cathy and all of the family. I have fond childhood memories of you and Donna . My heartfelt prayers are with you all. RIP Donna

“Sam” Cotton

November 20, 2019

I worked with Donna for several years in the 70s at PR Mallory we became very good friends she always had a smile on her face
I haven’t seen her in several years my condolences to David and their family 💔

Jane Adamson

November 20, 2019

My sincere condolences to David and his family. He has been a friend since first grade at Clinton Center. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patti Proctor

November 20, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Donna. My prayers are with you Dave.

Patti Scott Proctor