Melba A. (Cole) Berry (1939 - 2018)


Melba A. Berry, 79, of Fillmore, died on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor Springs.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Glendale Cemetery in Fillmore. Friends and family may gather at the cemetery at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Memorials: Miller Funeral Home in Fillmore was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. Berry was born on Jan. 4, 1939, in rural Bingham, the daughter of Russell G. "Gabe" and Kentria June (Newcomb) Cole Sr. She married Cyril Dean Beesley, then later married Robert Lee Berry and then later met Dick Peek.
Survivors include companion, Dick Peek; sons, Bruce Beesley and Mary of Shobonier, and Curt Beesley of Fillmore; and daughters, Connie Longwell and Jim of Vandalia, and Betty Ann Ellis of Mt. Carmel.
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Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
831 N. Fifth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3176
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Published in The Leader-Union from July 9 to July 18, 2018