In Remembrance Of

Lois Berry

Lois Berry, 99, of Kansas City, MO passed away, March 29, 2023.

She was born on September 29, 1923 to Marion Armstrong and Susan Belle (Veatch) Shields in East Lynn, MO. Lois grew up in Independence and Kansas City where she graduated high school.

On November 27, 1941 she was united in marriage to Robert Berry. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City where they made their home. Her husband passed away, March 2, 1991.

She was the oldest living member of Barry Christian Church in Kansas City where she served in numerous capacities. Lois was a homemaker most of her life and was a natural born artist. She taught ceramics in her home for over 50 years.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and sisters, Earl, Ethel, Clyde, Roxy, Russell, Bernita, and Helen; grandson-in-law, Kevin Kerr.

She is survived by her children, Jeanne (Gordon) West and Robert Michael Berry; grandchildren, Kimberly Kerr, Mark (Laura) West, Jennifer (Ryan) Wirth and Hilary Berry; great-grandchildren, Kaleb (Brittany) Kerr, Kimsey Kerr, Nathan (Roni) West, Alden West, Corbin West, Jaxsen Wirth, Baxter Wirth, Rylee Wirth, Brynn Wirth, Amari Berry, and Jaeston Grant; great-great-grandsons, Keton Kerr and Mackton West; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation: 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 1st at Barry Christian Church, Kansas City, MO.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 1st at Barry Christian Church, Kansas City, MO.

Private Burial: Barry Cemetery

Arrangements, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ascend Hospice or Barry Christian Church.    

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  • Ralph & Lisa (Wickam) Landis

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Deb Harris

    We will miss Aunt Lois, she was such a spunky lady. Hugs to the family.

  • Betty Rega

    Mike, Jeanne and Family,
    Your mom was such a special friend to me and I admired her so much! I always told her I wanted to be like her when I grow up! She was my inspiration and always so much fun to be with! She was such an active person, so many interests and never seemed to run out of energy. I was always amazed that she taught ceramics, played cards, sewed crafts for and masterminded the Turkey Dinner bazaar, made tons of Little Dresses for Africa, edited a Barry Cookbook, Ordered the tons of pecans we shelled and sold every fall, was active in the Red Hat Ladies, coordinated a trip for several of us to visit an early morning channel 5 tv show and arranged for us to pick up peaches in Lexington, etc. etc. Lois was my dear, dear friend and I have missed her since we moved to St. Louis but know I will see her again in heaven someday! Condolences to the family!

  • John Angelo Folino

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your grandmother. Take solace that she’s no longer suffering and is with Jesus overlooking your family. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Frances Jones

    What a wonderful lady. So sorry for your loss.

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