Peggy Berry

Peggy Velma I. Berry, 85, of Peoria and former long-time resident of Neponset died at 5:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Rose Garden Care Center in Peoria.

She was born Jan. 21, 1918, in Kewanee, a daughter of Ernest and Anna Lee Mathews Pardue. She married Alden Berry. He died in 1971.

Also preceding her in death were a sister, Louella McCollum; a grandson; and a daughter-in-law.

Surviving is a daughter, Allison (and Jiri) Myska of San Diego, Calif.; three sons, Sam (and Donna) of Astoria, John (and Carla) of Pekin, and Dave (and Janice) of Tucson, Ariz; two sisters, Leola Gunning of Springfield, and Shirley Schmidt of Chehalis, Wash.; and nine grandchildren.

She graduated from Wethersfield High School and later beauty school.

She was a member of the Neponset United Methodist Church.

Services were held Tuesday at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home in Kewanee with Rev. Delores DeArmond of the Neponset United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Floral Hill Cemetery in Neponset.

Memorials may be made to the Neponset United Methodist Church or Floral Hill Cemetery.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/5/2003

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