Patricia L. Berry, 92, of Kewanee, formerly of Neponset, passed away at 10:41 PM, Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Kewanee Care Home.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 23 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, March 22 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with a rosary being recited at 4:45 PM. Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Neponset. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church for congregational hymns.
She was born August 11, 1920 in Moberly, MO, the daughter of Michael F. and Cora A. (Hopen) Nacy. She married E. LeRoy Berry on June 1, 1945 in Jefferson City, MO and he preceded her in death on November 18, 1994. Survivors include her son, Michael (Cathy) Berry of Kewanee, her daughter, Kathy Leuenberger of Woodridge, IL, five grandchildren, Beth (Jay) Orns of Columbia, MO, Amy Leuenberger of Chicago, Megan (Aaron) Haig of Hudson, IL, Jeff (Vashti) Berry of Kewanee and Rebecca Berry of Chicago, three great grandchildren, Nathan Orns and Noah and Ella Berry and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Margaret Ann Higley, Tess Cleary and Corrine Forgey, a daughter, Margaret and a grandson, Thomas.
Patricia graduated in 1939 from St. Peter’s in Jefferson City, MO. She worked as a clerk for the US Postal Service for 25 years until her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, cooking, doing crossword puzzles and especially her family.