Jean Carolyn (Vansickle) Berry


Jean Carolyn (Vansickle) Berry, 93, passed away on May 16, 2015. She was born toWilliam Virgil and Verna (Preston) Vansickle in Indianapolis in 1921.

Jean was a devoted wife and mother and a life-long Hoosier farm-girl at heart.  She graduated from Warren Central High School in 1939 and from Purdue University in 1943. She met Everett Pershing Berry of Fayetteville, Ark., at Purdue and they were married in 1944; he preceded her in death in 1990.

She taught Home Economics at Warren Central High School and was a wonderful cook, baker, seamstress, gardener and financial manager. She lived in Macedonia Ohio, Olean N.Y., Sudbury Mass., The Hague, Netherlands and since 1968, back home again in Indianapolis. She co-owned AAA Saw & Mower Shop with her husband. She was a member of Lawrence United Methodist Church and has lived at Westminster Village North since 2004.

Surviving are four children, Paul W. Berry of Rochester Hills, Mich., Carolyn B. Cook (Tom) of Lansing, N.Y., Lois J. Brooks (John) of Wheat Ridge, Colo., Dale T. Berry (Maureen) of W. Lafayette; brother, Donald B. Vansickle (JoAnn) of Greenfield and grandchildren, Scot, Joseph, Leanne, Laura, Stephanie, Craig, Mark, Everett, Rachel and Shannon. Jean also joyously tracked the exploits of her 10 great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Flanner and Buchanan-Memorial Park, 9350 East Washington Street, Indianapolis IN 46229, with calling starting at 10 a.m. until the service time. Burial will be immediately after at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Lawrence United Methodist Church, 5200 N Shadeland Ave, Lawrence IN 46226.

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