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Rosemary A. Billups Berry
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1928
Mount Vernon
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 2009
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

MORTON, IL - Rosemary A. Berry, 80, of Morton, Ill., formerly of Mount Vernon, Ill., died at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.

Born Friday, June 15, 1928, in Mount Vernon, Ill., to Samuel & Ethel (Friend) Billups, she married John Berry on Aug. 1, 1948, in Mount Vernon, Ill.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Ill. In honor of her wishes, there will be no public visitation.

She is survived by her husband, John Berry of Morton, Ill.; her daughter, Lynda Hootman and husband, Gary, of Morton, Ill.; three grandchildren, Jim Hootman of Morton, Ill., John Strate Hootman and wife, Shelly, of Chicago, Ill., and Jennifer Hootman of Richfield, Minn.; her great-grandson, Henry Strate Hootman of Chicago, Ill.; her nephew, Kris Berry and wife, Kelly, of Louisville, Ky.,; and her niece, Kristen Shell and husband, Todd, of Crestwood, Ky.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Rosemary was a homemaker and a member of Grace Church in Morton, Ill.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Grace Church of Morton, Ill., Bible Program and will be accepted at the funeral home, from the online obituary at, or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call at (618) 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.

Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 2/16/2009
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Oakwood Cemetery
Mount Vernon
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Feb 23, 2009
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