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Donald Berry Creston

Published: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Donald Berry, 85, of Creston died Feb. 12, 2013, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. The Rev. Cathy Nutting will officiate. Memorials may be given to Creston Nursing and Rehab Center or Greater Regional Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Donald Gail Berry, son of Viola Alberta (Lloyd) and Elmer Milo Berry, was born March 12, 1927, in Union Township in Adair County.

Donald graduated from Zion High School in 1945.

On March 28, 1948, Donald married LaRee Nellie Conard at Hill of Zion Church in Zion. They settled and farmed in Union Township in Adair County.

While farming, Donald drove the school bus for more than 40 years.

Donald was a member of Hill of Zion Church.

Donald is survived by his wife LaRee Berry of Creston; daughters, Janice (Allan) James of Aubrey, Texas, Shirley Smith of Las Vegas, Nev., and Denise (Steve) Klein of Trophy Club, Texas; son Doyle (Pam) Berry of Seward, Neb.; sister Shirley Ely of Robins; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; son Arnold “Arnie” Berry; and siblings, Loa Kline, Amy Reeves, Gilbert “Bud” Berry, Lloyd Berry and Geraldine Berry.

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