Barbara June Berry (nee Farrar) of Steelville, Missouri was born September 20, 1947 in Waynesville, Missouri to Raymond and Estella Dulany Farrar and passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Sullivan at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 11 days.
On September 13, 1975 in Steelville, Missouri Barbara married Stanley Berry.
Barbara graduated from Steelville High School in 1965. She was employed at the Division of Family Services retiring after 40 years. Throughout the years, Barbara was involved in the community as a 4-H leader and as a member of the Meramec Extension Club. She attended the Steelville Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed singing and sang in the choir in the Lutheran and Presbyterian Church before joining the Steelville Assembly of God. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting and knitting and loved working in her flower garden where she proved to have a green thumb.
Barbara was there to help raise her niece and nephew after their mother died.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Estella Farrar; husband, Stanley Berry; one sister, Gail Hutson; and her father and mother-in-law, Carl and Maxine Berry.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Berry of Stover, Missouri; one brother, Tim (Sandy) Farrar of Steelville, Missouri; four sisters, Tena (Ronnie) Slovensky and Sandy (Gene) Brinkley, all of Steelville, Missouri, Tammy (Joe) Dean of Highland, Illinois, Alice (Albert) Archuleta of Columbia, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Rainey (Brenda) Hutson of Cuba, Missouri and Dennis (companion Dale) Berry of Austin, Texas; 14 nieces and nephews, Jimmy (friend, Courtney) Hutson, Reneé (Bryan) Mayhan, Elizabeth (companion, Cindy) Slovensky, Margarett (friend, Nick) Labbee, A.J. (Jennifer) Archuleta, Alex Archuleta, Leah (Josh) Morgan, Lindsay Farrar, Joseph (friend, Brandy) Dean, Amanda Dean, Karen (Steve) Marshall, Reneé (Sako) Beudjekian, Christopher (Elizabeth) Berry and Johannah (Ryan) Moore; step mother-in-law, Audrey Berry of Houston, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “Rejoice the Lord is King” and “It is Well with My Soul” was sung and played by Rev. Jerry Beers. Other music of “Angel Band” was sung and played on CD by nephew, Joseph Dean. Special memories were told by Tena Slovensky.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Reneé Mayhan, Elizabeth Slovensky, Margarett Labbee, Leah Morgan, Lindsay Farrar, Amanda Dean and Karen Marshall. Honorary casket bearers were Jimmy Hutson, AJ Archuleta, Alex Archuleta and Joseph Dean.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.