- May 8, 1919 - May 31, 2016
- Indianapolis, Indiana
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Wilma Irene "Irene" S. Berry, 97 of Indianapolis died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in I.U. Health, Hospice House in Bloomington. She was born May 8, 1919 in Highland County, Ohio to Sylvester A. Smith and Lorella (Bussey) Smith. She married Thomas T. Berry on March 26, 1938 in Kentucky and enjoyed 61 years of marriage before his death on May 12, 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas A. Berry (Sue) of Bloomington and John R. Berry (Claudia) of Holland, Michigan; five grandchildren, Joslyn Ellison (Brian), Michelle Domer (Rodney) and Thomas E. Berry (Lesli) all of Bloomington, Stephen R. Berry of Indianapolis and Megan Bull (Craig) of Hudsonville, Michigan; a sister, Vivian Bolen (Max) of Pataskala, Ohio; a brother, Donald Smith (Barbara) of Fostoria, Ohio; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters; Mildred McLaughlin and Doris Phillips; and a brother, Gerald Smith.
Irene had worked for L.S. Ayres as a sales associate; and she had been an administrative assistant for Pulti Homes in Detroit, Michigan. Hobbies included, reading, golfing, she was an avid bridge player and loved doing crossword puzzles. This picture of Irene was taken at her 97th Birthday Party
There will be a Celebration of Life on June 18, 2016 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM in Irene's home for family and friends to gather and reminisce about her life. Private Entombment will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Day & Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Bloomington.
If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 115 N. Rogers Bloomington, IN 47404 or IU Health Hospice House, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington , IN 47402.