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Betty J. Berry

December 15, 1934 — June 27, 2022

Betty J. Berry, 87, of Piper City passed away peacefully from an extended illness with her family by her side on Monday, June 27, 2022 at Piper City Rehab and Living Center in Piper City. She was born on December 15, 1934 in Macon County, IL, the daughter of Paul J. and Bessie (Swartz) Weikle. She married Allen Dean Berry in Maroa, IL on July 12, 1953 and he preceded her in passing on February 3, 1991.

Surviving are one daughter, Susan Read of Piper City; two sons, Doug (Kelly) Berry of Piper City and Bill (Susan) Berry of Piper City; one step-sister, Judy Sumner; two step brothers, James Quinlan and Michael Quinlan; eight grandchildren, Jeff (Julie) Read, Craig Read, Eric (Heather) Berry, Scott (Kaleigh) Berry, Nick (Natalie) Berry, Kyle (Ashley) Berry, Paul (Jessica) Berry, and Michael (Jenna) Berry; and fourteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her best friends, Lois Hitchens and Jane Ballion as well as her past caregiver, Janet Livengood.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allen; one sister in law, Francis Jean Berry; son in law, Robert Read; and her grandson, Andrew Read.

Mrs. Berry was a bookkeeper at the Farmers Grain, a cashier at State Bank of Piper City, and later on worked at Growmark. She was a member of Piper City United Methodist Church, #558 Gibb Post Women's Auxiliary, and the Historical Society. Betty enjoyed bowling, crossword and word puzzles, and played women's softball for the Weirdoetts.

Graveside funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Brenton Township Cemetery in Piper City. Pastor Elizabeth Reis will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piper City Fire Department, Piper City United Methodist Church, or Iroquois Memorial Hospice.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Brenton Twp. Cemetery

, Piper City, IL 60959

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