Elva M. Berry

September 22, 1928November 18, 2021

Elva M. Berry, 93, of Cumberland, MD, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in Carolyn’s House, Harrisburg, PA. She was the wife of the late Benjamin E. Berry. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, on September 22, 1928, daughter of the late Eugene L. and Elva Thompson Shreffler. Elva was employed in retail/sales for many years and later in life, owned pizza shops with her husband. Elva was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cumberland, MD. She volunteered in the church offices for years and was involved with their Mariners Club. She loved to play bridge and belonged to various bridge clubs. She enjoyed square dancing with Bells and Bows. Elva is survived by children, Sharon Squires and husband Fred of Cumberland, MD; Sandy Yeager and husband Dave of Lititz, PA; Ben Berry of Martinsburg, WV; grandchildren, Fred Squires, Jr. and wife Amy; Jeff Squires and wife Amber; Heather Moore and husband Ethan; Dana Squires and husband Will; Jodi Russell and husband Jake; Bryn Alleman and husband Garrett; Ben Berry; Steven Berry and Amanda Berry; fourteen great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Irene Thompson; niece, Carole Lynne Kerper and her loving children. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. of Schaefferstown, PA is handling her arrangements.


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