Oct. 21, 1928 - June 25, 2006
IMPERIAL -- Nina Clare Berry, 77, died Sunday (June 25, 2006) at the Imperial Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 21, 1928, to Earl Franklin Artist and Sarah Edna (Collicott) Berry.
She attended grade school and high school in Imperial. After high school she worked as a dental hygienist. She also worked during her high school years as a pin setter at the bowling alley her father owned. Her first part time job was popping popcorn at the Star Theatre.
She married Wayne Ronald Berry Aug. 8, 1947. They farmed south of Imperial just over into Dundy County near the Hiawatha community. They moved into Imperial in 1983. She taught Sunday School and was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church and a member of the United Methodist Church when the churches joined. She also accompanied for choirs and played at the Methodist Church, Senior Center and the Imperial Manor.
She was a member of the United Methodist Women, TOPS 209, Sewing Club, Birthday Club, VFW Auxiliary and Hospital Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Ronald Berry; her parents; two brothers Kenneth and Keith; and granddaughter, Karen Williams.
She is survived by her children, Bonnie Williams and husband Marty of Alma, Kan.; Ron Berry and wife Becky; Marlon Berry and wife Vivian, all of Imperial and Starla Berry of Hastings; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services are Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Imperial, with the Rev. Kay Alnor officiating. Interment is at Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial.
Visitation is Wednesday from 2-7 p.m. at Liewer Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Community Hospital Hospice, American Cancer Society or Imperial Community Center.
Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial in charge of arrangements.