September 30th , 2011 18:33 pm Leave a comment

Mary Ann Berry


Mary Ann Olson Berry, 80, of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.


Born in Windom, Minn., she was the daughter of the late Carl Bernard and Nan Deborah Croft Olson.


In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Reid Berry.


Mary Ann was a gifted musician. Her love of music led her to be a church organist throughout her adult life. Mary Ann played the violin in the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra and she formed the Cantable Chamber Ensemble.


A career in education allowed Mary Ann to teach music and reading in the Elizabethton City Schools.


Survivors include her son, Mark Douglas Berry and wife Mindy; daughters, Mary Lee Killian and husband Brent, Linnea Joy Russum and Deborah Jean Livingston and husband Nathan; grandchildren, Steve, Scott and Jeff Berry, Jamie Noel Berry Pohlman (Keith), Jonathan (Lindsey), David (Lindsey) and Matthew Killian, Jennifer Russum, Joe Russum (Sara Banks), Rachel Livingston Russell (Ryan), Rebekah Livingston Swink (John), Daniel Livingston (Beth) and Sarah Livingston Clark (Carson); and great-grandchildren, Lucy and Evie Livingston, Reagan and Reid Russell, Hagen Wendt, Sophia Deborah and Jacob Swink, and Hannah Barker.


A graveside and committal service for Mrs. Berry will be held at noon Saturday, October 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 11:50 a.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, with Rev. Nathan Livingston officiating. The family will visit with friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International and Missionary Flights International, 3170 Airmans Drive, Ft. Pierce, FL 34946. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed at or faxed to (423) 610-7177.


Arrangements for the Berry family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171.


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