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 Hazel Maxine <I>Gatton</I> Berry

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Hazel Maxine Gatton Berry

  • Birth 9 May 1924 New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 20 Dec 2010 Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Ontario, Richland County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 63193588

MAXINE GATTON BERRY, 86, died early Monday morning, December 20, 2010, at Mifflin Care Center after an exhausting battle with Alzheimer's Dementia.

Born May 9, 1924 in New Philadelphia, Ohio, she was the daughter of Arnold J. and Hazel (Smith) Gatton and step-daughter of Lee C. Romig.

A 1942 graduate of Coshocton High School, Maxine moved to Mansfield where she met her late husband, Dale C. Berry, whom she married in a military service in Shreveport, Louisiana on September 30, 1943. A housewife and mother, Maxine was active in PTA and Mother's Club at Woodville School. She later became a dedicated member of the Madison Athletic Boosters and was a founding member of the committee responsible for the building of Ram Field. Maxine and her husband later moved to Galion where they owned Galion Plating Corp. There she was active in the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, was a member of TWIG, Galion Community Hospital Auxiliary, and served on various committees at Galion County Club. She also enjoyed part-time employment arranging flowers at Tom's Flower Shop.

Affectionately called NeeNee, Maxine is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Joe Pearce of Mansfield, three grandchildren, Bret (Michelle) Pearce of Dayton, Bridget Pearce of Dublin and Bradley (Rachel) Pearce of Oviedo, Florida: and two great-grandchildren, Austin Pearce and Garret Pearce of Dayton.

A graveside service conducted by Rev. Christopher R. Thomas was held at Mansfield Memorial Park.


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  • Created by: Judy Farst
  • Added: 21 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63193588
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hazel Maxine Gatton Berry (9 May 1924–20 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63193588, citing Mansfield Memorial Park, Ontario, Richland County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Judy Farst (contributor 47238119) .