Mary M Berry

December 7, 1915March 13, 2012

The Lord came and took Mary Margaret Berry home on March 13, 2012. Mary was 96 years old, born December 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 of Greencastle, Carolyn A. Shuee of Greencastle and Florida, Virginia A. (Howard) Stephens of New Mexico, H. Keith (Sharyl) Berry of Greencastle, Mary E. (John) Lash of Brazil, and Jack (Janae) Berry of Greencastle; eleven 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; thirteen 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 sister’s son, Jay LaMont Forsyth, and daughter, Janelle (Forsyth) Babcock .

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

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Rev Barry Bostrom officiating. Interment to follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Hopkins-Rector funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, March 16, 2012.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mary M Berry

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March 19, 2012

Sympathy and prayers to Virginia, Howard, Jack, Janae, Milton, Mary, Keith, Sharyl, Carolyn, Patty and John, all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Your Mom was a dear friend to my parents and a very special lady that I always enjoyed visiting with when we were home. A difficult birthday for you, Patty, but knowing she is in God's hands and with her husband of so many years be comforting to all of you. My love and prayers to each of you. Carolyn, Austin, TX

Doug & Mindy Huffman

March 16, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss.

Jill Edwards

March 16, 2012

To the entire family, and especially Mary & John Lash:
So very sorry for your loss, even though we never met your Mother we can tell she was wonderful and loving, dedicated to her Church, Family and Community.
Dennis & Jill Edwards

Dawn Crawford

March 16, 2012

Milton and Mary. Jack and Janae, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. Dawn Crawford

March 16, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Mary. May God bless her family. Aunt Mary will be missed tremendously.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Eric, Melody (daughter of the late Leslie G. Berry, Sr.)and Kyla Boyer (Marshall, IL)

March 15, 2012

Sorry for your Loss.

Doug & Dee Smiley

Jim and Brenda Smith

March 15, 2012

A mighty fine lady who raised her children the correct way. Farm families are the best!!