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Norma “Kay” Berry

May 11, 1936March 17, 2021

Norma Kay Berry, 84, of Springfield, passed away at home on March 17, 2021 and went to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her family. She was born on May 11, 1936 in Springfield to Perry Delbert Boston and Edith Mae DeFevers. Kay married Rex Berry in Springfield on November 17, 1956 and he survives.

Mrs. Berry is also survived by two children: daughter Kayla (Jack) Dowden of Kalamazoo, Michigan and daughter Alayne (Mark) Scheff of Springfield, two grandchildren: Tonia K. Berry of Springfield and Andrew R. Dowden of Kalamazoo, Michigan and one great-grandson Traven Berry.

Kay worked as a secretary for her uncle Congressman Peter Mack and also worked for Governor George Ryan’s office. She enjoyed gardening, collecting paper dolls, crafting, going on fishing trips with Rex and taking care of her grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Bisch Funeral Home West located at 2341 South Koke Mill Road from 10:30 am until the Funeral Service at 11:30 am on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery. CDC guidelines will be followed. Memorial contributions may be made to West Side Christian Church or to the Animal Protective League and condolences may be left at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • West Side Christian Church
  • Animal Protective League

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Memories

Norma “Kay” Berry

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Freeman & Retha Kinsinger

March 22, 2021

Rex and family,

We’re so sorry for the passing of Kay. The many years of working with you at CIPS and with legislators was a great experience. We met KAY at WSCC. She was a sweet lady and she will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Susan Billek

March 22, 2021

Alayne,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your grandson is a little cutie. Love to hear from you when it is a better time. I am on Facebook.I don’t know if you remember me or not. We worked together at MMC in the business office.

Susan

Belinda Adelman

March 21, 2021

Rex, Kayla and Alayne: I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She always made the best fried chicken! Such a sweet lady. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Bruce Bullard

March 21, 2021

Rex and family,

We are sorry to learn about the passing of Kay. We have good memories when we were neighbors for many years.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have our deepest sympathy.

Bruce & Julie Bullard

Barbara Green

March 21, 2021

I wanted to extend my condolences to Rex and his family on Kay’s passing. Kay and Rex were good neighbors on Abbot Rd.

Tonia Berry

March 20, 2021

Forever Beautiful

Carole Hunter-Aubrey

March 20, 2021

Rex and family

So very for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Carole S. Hunter-Aubrey

Tonia Berry

March 19, 2021

Always happy to play, imagine, and be silly for her grandchildren and great-grandson.

Tonia Berry

March 19, 2021

Animals always reciprocated the love she gave

Tonia Berry

March 19, 2021

Active lady

FROM THE FAMILY