Houghton --- Mildred Kathleen Berry of Houghton died on August 6, 2018 at home under Hospice care. She was born January 11, 1924, in Louisville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late William Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Ratliff Beatty. She married Howard Russell Berry who predeceased her.
On November 26, 1941 she married Howard and after World War II they moved from Kentucky to Long Island, and afterwards to the Washington, DC area where he pursued a career with various companies working as an art director, technical illustrator, and graphic artist.
In 1984 they retired to Floral Lakes Park in Florida and joined the ARP church of Bartow, singing in the church choir and participating in many church and community events. A woman of great faith and prayer, she and her husband left their family a legacy extending to generations.
Surviving is her son, Howard (Kimberly) Berry of Lake Forest
Park, WA, her daughter, Donna (Philip) Stockin of Houghton, six married grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by, two sisters, Henrietta Coons, Dorothy Marie French, and a brother, Robert Coleman Beatty, a daughter-in-law, Edith Locklin Berry, two nephews, a niece, a great-niece and a great-granddaughter.
A memorial service is planned for Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Houghton in early October and will be announced.
Memorials if desired to: Houghton Wesleyan Church to benefit the Bonnie Szymanski Children's Library.