Marie Elizabeth Berry


Birth: June 30th, 1920
Death: January 26th, 2018
Age: 97 years
Residence:Sterling Heights
Previous Residence(s): Omer

Marie Elizabeth Berry

Sterling Heights, MI formerly of Omer, MI

Marie Elizabeth Berry, 97, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 in Sterling Heights.  Marie was born June 30, 1920 in Saginaw, Michigan, the eldest child of Arthur Edward Ross and Ruth Axford (Stuart).  She married Howard Taft Berry April 1, 1939 in Hesperia, MI and they raised a family of 6 children on the Berry homestead in Arenac County, MI.  Marie was a homemaker who loved to sew, she made many Raggedy Ann dolls and quilts for her grandchildren.  She had been a longtime employee of Forward’s Restaurant of Standish, Standish Hospital and later worked as a shipping clerk at Magline in Pinconning, MI.  She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge in Omer for many years.  Marie has been a member of the Alexander Macomb Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution since 1991.  Marie enjoyed traveling to Alabama and Florida in the winters to spend time with her family after her retirement.  She always enjoyed a good card game of merino rummy with the family.  Marie spent time in the summer traveling in Northern Michigan with her family.  She loved a good party and was always at every family event.  Marie especially loved all the little children and would always take care of them.  She would pack up her car and take as many children as she could and away they would go to “Snoopy Park” for a day at the beach.  Her cinnamon rolls were her expertise in baking.  She loved to bake and can fruit and vegetables.  After the death of her husband she moved to Romeo, MI and finally to Sterling Heights, MI for her aging years.  For over 20 years Marie enjoyed spending her time in Alabama with her son Daniel.

Marie is survived by 3 Sons: Daniel (Rhonda) Berry, Dothan, AL; Robin (Janet) Berry, Omer, MI; Don Red (Stacy) Berry, Shelby Twp., MI; 2 Daughters: Ruth Marie Berry and Virginia (Joseph) Cottone, both of Sterling Heights, MI.  15 Grandchildren, 33 Great Grandchildren and 11 Great Great Grandchildren.  Also surviving are 2 Brothers: Arthur (Jan) Ross of Citrus Springs, FL and David (Judy) Berry of Sterling, MI.

Marie was pre-deceased by her husband Howard, who died February 9, 1976; her eldest Son, William H.; her Grandson, William W.  (Billy) and Sisters Virginia Witte and Irene Restainer.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Lee Ramsay Funeral Home -STANDISH CHAPEL with the Rev. Reed Schroer officiating.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery Omer, MI.  The family will greet family and friends from 11:00 am Saturday, February 3, 2018 till time of service at 2:00 pm at the Lee Ramsay Funeral Home-STANDISH CHAPEL.  In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Faith Lutheran Church or Ye Ole Courthouse in Omer.



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