1941 Newspaper Obituary


Submitted by Beverly Berry

Mrs. Mary Ann Berry was born June 14, 1861, and died September 9, 1941, making her 80 years old. She is survived by her four sons, Scott, Richard and Almer Berry, all of Scotland, and Lennie Berry of Grant City, Ill., also 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She had been failing in health for several years, but seemed to be as well as usual when she had a stroke about nine o’clock Saturday night. She only spoke a few words before she closed her eyes seemingly in sleep and remained the same, never moving again until her death about four o’clock Tuesday evening.

"Aunt Sis," as she was called, will be sadly missed by her relatives and friends. We all miss her as we pass her home and fail to see that silver haired mother sitting in her rocking chair.

She was laid to rest in the Low Gap cemetery, Wednesday of last week at two o’clock. Funeral services were conducted by Mrs. Oma Bryant and burial was in charge of Coffman funeral home.

Miss Chloe Gardner.