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.