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 Mary Kathryn <I>Geltz</I> Berry

Mary Kathryn Geltz Berry

Birth
Sainte Marie, Jasper County, Illinois, USA
Death 12 Jan 2017 (aged 88)
Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Burial Sainte Marie, Jasper County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 175484410 · View Source
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Mary Kathryn Berry, 88, of Bloomington, formerly of Olney and Clay City, died peacefully surrounded by her family at 8:32 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Bloomington.

A private memorial service and inurnment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, both in St. Marie, will be at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded by Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sainte Marie Foundation.

Mary Kathryn was born March 8, 1928 in St. Marie, IL, daughter of Albert Eugene and Mary Elizabeth Litzelman Geltz. She married Arthur Yost on May 8, 1948. She later married Lyman Berry on December 26, 1973; he preceded her in death on April 5, 1987. She was also preceded in death by one son, Don Yost, in 2007; four brothers and one sister.

Surviving are her children, Sharon (Dan) Uhlir of Bloomington, Janice (Robert) Weidner of Clay City, Tom (Carol) Yost of Normal, Dave Yost of Watson and Elaine (David) Gill of Bloomington; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Robert Geltz of Oswego and two sisters, Betty Knell of Warrenville and Evelyn Kocher of Willow Hill.

Mary Kathryn was proud to be a 50+ year member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary in St. Marie.

She appreciated Mother Nature and enjoyed the outdoors, nature, flowers, bird watching and gardening. She loved spending her time cooking and baking for her family and also enjoyed reading and learning.

Mary Kathryn will be remembered fondly by her family.


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  • Created by: Richard McLean
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175484410
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Kathryn Geltz Berry (8 Mar 1928–12 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175484410, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Sainte Marie, Jasper County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Richard McLean (contributor 47286888) .