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Ephraim A. Berry

April 18, 1922          ~          May 7, 2013          

 

Ephraim A. Berry, 91, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Glasgow Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He is survived by two sons: John M. Berry and wife Connie of Glasgow, and Mark F. Berry of Glasgow; one grandson: Joshua M. Berry and wife Monica of Glasgow; one great grandson: Gabriel Berry; two nephews: James Steenbergen and Alan Steenbergen; one niece: Joyce Craven; and many great nephews and great nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie; one brother: William F. Berry; one sister: Elizabeth Steenbergen; and his parents: William and Laura Berry.

Born in Barren County, he graduated from Austin-Tracy High School in 1939. He served in the Army as a pilot in the Army Air Corps, serving in both World War II and Korea. He also served as Assistant Army Attache in Vientiane, Laos in the late 1950s. After retiring from the Army, he worked for Barren County Mental Health as plant supervisor at the Cave Lake Workshop, and continued to work part-time in semi-retirement at the Lessenberry Do-It Center. He was an ordained Cumberland Presbyterian minister, pastoring a number of area churches from the early 1970s until stepping down from the pulpit last year. He was also an avid bowler, still competing in two leagues a week until after his 90th birthday.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home in Glasgow, with burial at Happy Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow. Visitation will be held Thursday from 1:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Alternate expressions of sympathy and support may be made in the form of donations to the American Heart Association.


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