Archive for Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Obituary: Cecil Edgar Berry


October 29, 2003

Services for Cecil Edgar "Eddie" Berry, 86, Bonner Springs, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Liberty Baptist Church, 13101 Parallel, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will follow in the Bonner Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Berry, a former resident of Linwood, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Callaway County, Mo.

He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Callaway County before entering the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the Army from 1941 to 1946, spending the last two years in an Army hospital in the Philippines. While in the Army, he married Nelda Jean St. Cyr, who died in 1946.

Mr. Berry worked for more than 30 years at Manor Bakery and was a member of the American Bakery and Confectionery Union. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

His wife of 51 years, Eava J. Berry, died on Nov. 27, 2001. He also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cheryl Sue Berry. Survivors include nine sons, Dennis Berry, Topeka, Ronnie Brooks, Grain Valley, Mo., Michael Brooks, Keller, Texas, Patrick Berry, Lawrence, Terry Berry, Baldwin; Steve Berry, Edwardsville, Glenn Berry and Keith Berry, both of Basehor, and David Berry, Bonner Springs; six daughters, Elaine Berry, Lawrence, Kathy Berry-Lee, Linwood, Connie Penick, Brandon, Fla., Hope Higgins and Barbie Mathia, both of Kansas City, Kan., and Karen Henson, Elsberry, Mo.; a brother, Paris E. Berry, Fulton, Mo.; a sister, Leota Huffman, Spring-field, Mo.; 50 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Liberty Baptist Church, sent in care of Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs, 66012. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 29, 2003, at the funeral home.

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