Lucille Grimm Berry (1921 - 2015)

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Lucille Grimm Berry of Sykesville aged 94, a resident of Carroll Lutheran Village since 2006, passed away on August 29, 2015. Born February 8, 1921 she was the daughter of the late Florence Dronenburg Brandenburg Grimm and John Mahlon Grimm of Berrett and Sykesville, Maryland. She was the wife of the late Eugene Longworth Berry, also of Sykesville. She is survived by two daughters: Linda Berry Van Hart is a recognized art teacher and metalsmith in the area and Cinda Berry Rierson is a yoga therapist and consultant in the Chicago area.The youngest like her mother, Lucille is predeceased by her siblings Carlton Grimm of Mount Airy, Virginia Grimm Bushey of Winfield and Joseph Mahlon Grimm Jr. of Timonium and survived by their families. She was the first of her generation to attend college but the war intervened as did family. With a good voice, great legs and a deluxe wardrobe loaned by a namesake cousin, Lucille performed for several decades in many productions in the Sykesville area and also participated in St Paul's Choir under the direction of Betty May. Lucille returned to college as an adult and earned her degree from then Western Maryland College, graduating in 1972 the same year her youngest daughter graduated. After retiring from a career as librarian for Carroll County Public Schools at Sykesville Elementary and Middle Schools, Lucille traveled with cousins Dot and Lester Loman to many National and State Parks in the US and to many European destinations. A private ceremony for family will be held graveside at Brandenburg Methodist Church in Berrett , Maryland, Wednesday September 2nd. In lieu of flowers, contributions could be sent to set up a scholarship for a gifted student at: Lucille G. Berry Scholarship Fund, Common Ground on the Hill, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster MD 21157 with cards or notes sent to Linda at this address; or to Go Give Yoga with notes or cards for Cinda at: Cinda Rierson: Go Give Yoga, 3015 Moore Road, Michigan city, IN 46360.

Funeral Home
Haight Funeral Home & Chapel
6416 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 31, 2015
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