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Elsie L. Berry, Metcalfe Co., KY native (d. Sept. 16, 2011)

She was a woman of remarkable accomplishments. She was a lab technician at the prestigious Howard Clinic, married a young Army Aviator soon after, traveled for two years in Southeast Asia and on return to this area attended Western Kentucky University, after which she was employed at the Barren County Mental Health. She founded and directed the Infant Stimulation Program. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed the sport until after her 80th birthday.

Elsie L. Berry, 80, died Friday, September 16, 2011, at her home in Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at the Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY with burial at Happy Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow, KY. Visitation will be 1pm-8pmCT, Monday, September 19, 2011 at the funeral home.

Elsie L. Berry, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Sept. 16, 2011)

Born in Metcalfe County, soon after high school she began work as a lab technician at the prestigious Howard Clinic in Glasgow. Following marriage, she traveled the country and the world as the wife of an Army aviator, including nearly two years spent in diplomatic service in Southeast Asia where Ephraim served as the Assistant Army Attache in Vientiane, Laos in the late 1950s.

Upon returning home to Metcalfe County, she attended Western Kentucky University and was subsequently employed by Barren County Mental Health at their residential facility, and later founded and directed the Infant Stimulation Program. She was an avid bowler, a sport she continued to enjoy until after her 80th birthday.

She is survived by her husband Ephraim A. Berry of Glasgow, KY, and the following:
  • Two sons: John Berry and wife Connie of Glasgow, KY, and Mark Berry, also of Glasgow

  • One sister: Frances Boston and husband Lloyd of Edmonton, KY

  • One brother: Harold K. Lawson and wife Marjean of Orlando, Florida

  • One grandson: Joshua Berry and wife Monica of Glasgow, KY

  • One great-grandson: Gabriel Berry
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Thomas and Lillie Blanche Lawson.Butler Funeral Home, 201 East ST, Edmonton, KY, in charge of arrangements.

Alternate expressions of sympathy and support may be made in the form of donations to Hospice of Southern Kentucky or the American Cancer Society.

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