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Patricia May Berry
August 8, 1938 - April 6, 2012

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. 


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Cathy Pritchard-Hoeger on April 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM said:

Pat was my ex-mother in-law who I spent many hours sewing and going to Wal-Mart to buy material on the clearance rack, it seems like only yesterday I would come for fried donuts and she even persuade me to give her grandson Jake the family middle name of Cornelius. I bet Gene remembers all the pillows we made one year while I worked at the Oelwein Care Center. I enjoyed many hours with her and my mom making a special dress and sewing stuff for my nursery for Jake. Pat was the one who even trained my mom Marilyn for her supervisor job at Oelwein Care Center. I can remember how entertaining she was on all the fishing trips we used to take to the Missippi River or the trips to the Waverly sale barn to deliver a load of pigs. Pat taught me how how to be a country girl when we used to raise hogs together, we gave shots, docked tails, sorted pigs and swapped alot of stories. She will be missed but glad that she is resting in peace and I am so sorry I couldn't be at my son Jakes side today to honor this lady. Gene so sorry for the loss of your friend as well as spouse, and to the rest of the family, so sorry for your loss as well.
Greg berry and family on April 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM said:

We send our deepest condulances to jean and family,with love from grrg berty and family.
donna and jerry on April 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM said:

pat will be greatly missed we all had great times together you will all
ways be in your hearts donna and jerry
Melinda Tielebein on April 9, 2012 at 5:32 AM said:

Pat was a very good hearted woman! Her smile will be missed.
Amy Posey (Berry) on April 8, 2012 at 8:11 PM said:

I will always remember how you never seen Uncle Gene without Aunt Pat. they were always together and seemed like best friends. I thought that was lovely. So very sorry for your loss.j
freind on April 8, 2012 at 4:58 PM said:

you will be greatly missed , we love you so much

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