Patricia May Berry, 73, of rural Stanley passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, April 6, 2012, surrounded by her loved ones.
Visitation will be from 4-7PM on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home. There will not be a public funeral service held.
Pat was born on August 8, 1938 in Fayette, Iowa to parents Cornelius and Gertrude (Severin) Yearous. She was united in marriage to Gene Raymond Berry on January 8, 1958 in Maynard. They had four children: Chris, Tina, Melody and Travis.
Pat enjoyed sewing, listing Gene’s parts on eBay, raising hogs and cows, gardening and her flower garden. She also enjoyed fishing, canning, cooking, making special quilts for her children and loved ones, and most of all, she enjoyed her family.
Pat was a very special woman, she will always be remembered for what she did for people and her family. She was the type of person who would rather give than receive. She was soft hearted, but firm in her beliefs and someone you could always talk to. She will be greatly missed by all who knew, and continue to love her.
Left to celebrate Pat’s life is her husband Gene, her children: Chris (Julie) Berry of Oelwein, Tina (Chad) Rodas of Strawberry Point, Melody (Bart) Thein of Dallas, GA, and Travis (Carrie) Berry of Stanley; her brothers: Sonny (Pat) Yearous of Arlington, Paul Yearous of Independence, Ronnie (Kathy) Yearous of Independence, and Kirk Yearous of Fayette; her sisters: Donna (LeRoy) Richards of Fayette, Vicky (Craig) Boleyn of Oelwein, and Nita (Mike) Willie of Randalia; her grandchildren: Chad, Justin, Molly, Tara, Megan, Amanda, Brittany, Jerad, Audrey, James, and Jake; 15 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, friends, and longtime best friend Janice Lewis of Evansdale, and very close friend Roxanne Van Veldhuizen of Oelwein.
In death, Pat has rejoined her parents, her brother Rick Yearous, her nephew Josh Yearous, her sister-in-law Nancy Yearous, her mother and father-in-law Ray and Helen Berry, and her brother-in-law Larry Berry.