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Josephine Dale Berry, 92, of Rosewood Avenue, Fairmont, passed away Wednesday afternoon (April 6, 2016) in her residence.
She was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Rivesville, daughter of the late Peter Paul and Katie Dale Floyd Berry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Berry, who died in 2001.
Mrs. Berry was a member of the former First United Methodist Church in Fairmont, earlier being active with the nursery and kindergarten church education. She was also active with the Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops in the 1960s and 1970s. Mrs. Berry enjoyed working with the Christmas program given by the VFW for those with special needs. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons, Frank Berry of Fairmont, Ralph Berry Jr. of Union, Michigan, and Daniel and his wife Debra Berry of South Bend, Indiana; six grandchildren and their spouses, Christine and Chad Matlick of Morgantown, Daniel Berry and Juan Herrera of Chicago, Illinois, Brett Berry, Michelle and Marc Horn, Daniel and Micolitte Berry and Molly Berry-Mickles, all of South Bend, Indiana; six great-grandchildren, Dylan and Jackson Horn, Madeline and Maverick Mickles, Gabriela Herrera and Trey Berry; a special sister-in-law, Betty Smith of Fairmont; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Angelo Crescenzi and Nathan Crescenzi; and six sisters, Nellie Cunningham, Pearl Beatty, Mary Painter, Dollie Cross, Peggy Wilson and June Dublin.
Mrs. Berry has chosen cremation services. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to West Virginia Rescue Ministries, 107 Jefferson St., Fairmont, WV 26554.
Online condolences may be made at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on April 8, 2016
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