The Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Virginia J. Berry, age 94, of Beverly Hills, Florida, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, at the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes with Pastor Marple Lewis. Cremation will be under the direction of Hooper Crematory, Inverness. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneral
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Mrs. Berry was born June 30, 1917, in Allegan County, MI, daughter of the late Leo and Retta (Slentz) DeLano. She died April 12, 2012, in Lecanto.
She was a homemaker and moved to Beverly Hills, Florida, from Battle Creek, MI, in 1977. She enjoyed walking, taking care of others, playing cards and spending time with her family. She was a terrific mom and caregiver. Mrs. Berry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills, TOPS in Beverly Hills, and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
Mrs. Berry was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rolland Berry; brother, Arthur DeLano; and sister, Lucille Wertzler. Survivors include three daughters, JoAnn M. (James E.) Spear of Sarasota, FL, Janet K. Odom of Beverly Hills, FL, and Jacqueline L. (Douglas J.) Roach of Lexington, KY; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 22, 2012