Mamie T. (White) Berry July 13, 1889 - February 5, 1967
Mamie Tressie (White) Berry was the daughter of Wallace and Annica (Looney) White of Cave Springs, Missouri. Mamie was born on July 13, 1889, probably in Cave Springs. Sometime before 1910, Mamie relocated with her parents to Dade County, Missouri. In about 1915, Mamie married Luther D. Berry and moved to the Berry family farm west of Ash Grove. Mamie and Luther had five children together before his death in 1951. Mamie passed away on February 5, 1967, at 77 years of age (Russell 2012).
Luther and Mamie Berry (photo courtesy of the Berry family)
Mamie Berry (left) with son Millard Berry (center) and daughter-in-law Jean Berry (right) in 1955 (photo courtesy of the Berry family)
Mamie Berry surrounded by grandchildren ca. 1960 (photo courtesy of the Berry family)
Grave Marker: Mamie Berry is memorialized by an individual headstone and by the inclusion of her name on the communal memorial installed in 2017. The headstone, installed recently, is a marble tablet style headstone, issued by the U.S. military; Mamie's husband Luther served in the U.S. military during WWII. Because Mamie's grave was not marked by an individual headstone in 2017, her name was included on the new monument, installed in 2017, for individuals interred in unmarked graves in the Berry Cemetery.
West face of headstone for Mamie Berry
MAMIE (WHITE) BERRY
1889 - 1967
BELOVED WIFE, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND FRIEND TO MANY
Berry Family, Ash Grove, MO; Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum; Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology, Reynolds College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, Missouri State University