Mary “Gran” Berry 94 (shhh) was born March 5, 1924 (totally incredible) to George and Helen Charles. She went in for a new hip, yes she decided that she had nothing to lose, and was hopeful that she would walk and sit pain free. Well someone (God) had other plans and decided to remove the pain and allow her to fly and enjoy eternity. The new plan took effect Sunday May 6, 2018 which was totally fine with daughter Catherine Berry Cunningham, and her grandkids Whitney and David Nix, Coby and Tara Osborne, Tracy and Tonya Osborne and Kirk and Tiffany Robinson because they were still here to help remember her as well as tell all her secrets. She had a partner in crime in which she out lived by 23 years; that would be Doyle Berry. They set up shop in Oklahoma May 13, 1941 and moved to Texas in 1944, where Mary excelled in gently guiding the Phone Company for 25 years, then moved on to the farming community for another 10 years. At that time, she manned (literally) Savage Gin and any farmer that needed to be instructed on what they needed to do with their cotton. Upon Doyle finally deciding that Texas could do without the Berry’s (because Gran told him this), they returned to Norman, OK. Thus the adventure begins. Gran did various things to consume her time, just to mention a few; she held office in their HOA (again gently guiding how the neighborhood was going to roll), garage sales, wrote music (top hit is the Trash Day Song-can be downloaded from YouTube), completed puzzles daily, watched Days of Our Lives (faithfully)-hope Stefano is really gone, read many novels (Gran was an avid reader and enjoyed reading all the free books provided by her cousin). Gran had many sides to her and was well known as a card player that would win/lose/cheat with the best of them, was a secret shopper, and was a servant of God.
So if you would like to see this Great Lady off, viewing will be held at Havenbrook Funeral Home (yes it will be ‘Fun’eral) in Norman on Saturday May 12, 2018 from 3-8 pm with the surviving family joining in from 5-7 pm. Come with glee and your best story. If you have extra time on your hands, you may join in for the full Manitee at South Canadian Valley Church of Christ on Monday at 10 am, this is late for Gran, but she would want everyone to have a chance to come and possibly get a half a day off. She loved saving money, so instead of buying flowers (because they just die), the family requests donations to: South Canadian Valley Church of Christ Building Fund (2217 24th Ave. SW, Norman, OK 73072) in the name of Mary Berry (who knows if she raises enough money maybe they will name the building after her).
She loved life and shared her enthusiasm for adventure with all of us. The ones left on earth other than the above mentioned are her two sisters: Dorothy Hildebrand and Betty Garrett. It appears all the men and one daughter have left early: Husband Doyle Berry (he is getting an earful now), daughter Jeanette Robinson, 2 brothers Joe Charles and Donald Charles (sorry guys we tried, take care of her). And last but not least, 6 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.