Hester L. BERRY

April 18, 1918 ~ July 11, 2009

Mrs. Hester L. Berry went to sleep in the arms of Jesus on Saturday morning, July 11, 2009, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, Farmington, at the age of 91 years, 2 months & 23 days. Hester was born April 18, 1918, in Campbell, MO., and was the daughter of James T. O'Barr & Nora Jane 'Davis' O'Barr.

Hester was preceded-in-death by her husband, Noah Nolan Berry (June 10, 1989); 1 Son, J.R. Berry; 3 Sisters: Edna McLain; Mary Smitchger & Tealey Forrest. 1 Brother, Burleigh O'Barr. Also, 1 Grandson, Derrin Ray.

Survivors Include Children: Betty Jo 'Mrs. Cy' Henson, of Farmington; Bonnie 'Mrs. Larry' Ransom, of Farmington; Melodie Berry, of St. Louis. Albert (& Sharon) Berry, of Farmington; Tony (& Pat) Berry, of California; Steve (& Sunny) Berry, of California. 11 Grandchildren: Michael; Greg & Chris Henson, of Farmington; Scott Ransom, of Okla.; Tiffani Ransom; Julie Nephew; Sarah Metcalf & Stephanie Berry, all of Farmington; Jay, Kim & David Berry, of California. Also, 20 Great-Grandchildren; 4 Great, Great-Grandchildren & Special Friends: Frank Knitting, of Doe Run; Irma Bonney, of Farmington & Anna Karenzle, of St. Louis.

Visitation : Sunday, 5-9 p.m. Visitation resumes Monday @ 6:30 a.m.

Funeral : Monday, 12 Noon, July 13, 2009

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Paul Bembower officiating.

Interment follows at : Mt. Gilead Cemetery at Clarkton, Missouri.

Memorials to : * American Heart Association.

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  1. To the Berry Family: My deepest sympathy goes out to each and every one of you. What wonderful memories I have of your Mother when she babysat my son, Brent, many years ago, in fact he is almost 40. She was always MAMA B to him and to us, we felt she and your Dad were a part of the family. You were truly blessed to have her in your life.

  2. Hester was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. I would like to thank the family for giving us the priviledge to have her in our home. She has taught me so much in the past few years. I think she took care of us as much as we did her. I will truly miss her. You are all in my prayers. She will live on in our hearts forever. Patsy Chailland

  3. I truly loved Hester and she is going to be missed by everyone at Southbrook. She has been a big part of our family for a long time. I am so glad that she got to have such a great party on her last birthday. I feel honored to have known her and everyone in your family. May God Bless you all. Love, Linda

  4. Dear Steve and family, I just found out about your mom's passing. Benny and I send our deepest condolences and love to you all. Tammy

  5. Stephanie, sorry about your your grandmother. I send my cares & prayers to you & your family. your friend, Dana

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