Mabel Berry Obituary

Mabel L. Berry
Mabel L. Berry
Mabel L. Berry

December 9, 1907 - December 30, 2005
Born in Huron, SD
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Mabel Lucile McKirgan Berry died December 30, 2005 at Calvin Community in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 98.

Mabel was born on December 9, 1907 in Huron, South Dakota to Charles Darrah McKirgan and Bertha Delia (Kitt) McKirgan. At the age of four, her family moved to Madison County, Iowa where Mabel grew up. She moved to Warren County in her senior year, graduating from Indianola High School in 1926.

On August 18, 1927, Mabel and James William Berry were married in Madison County, Iowa. Five children were born to this union. Mabel and James made their home on various farms in Warren and Madison Counties, moving to Des Moines in 1957, where Mabel retired from Look Magazine in 1970. James preceded Mabel in death on February 15, 1990 at the age of 82. She was a member of First Federated Church in Des Moines and did volunteer work. She had made her home at Calvin Community since 1999.

Surviving her are her daughters, Delores Berry Aswegan (Gerhart) of Des Moines, Phyllis Berry Allen (W.J. "Slim") of West Des Moines, Charlotte Berry Cook (Wayne) of Spokane, Washington; her sons, Gerald "Bud" Berry (Shirley) of Des Moines and Dr. Harold J. Berry (Donna) of Holdrege, Nebraska; eleven grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Westover Funeral Home, located at 6337 Hickman Road in Des Moines, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2006. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Glendale Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mabel’s memory may be made to Calvin Community Good Samaritan Fund or the First Federated Church.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES, WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, January 5, 2006
10:00 AM
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Westover Funeral Home
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Thursday, January 5, 2006
11:00 AM
Cemetery
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, January 5, 2006