Millard W. Berry, a son of Luther and Mamie (White) Berry, was born in Ash Grove on April 16, 1920. He grew up on the Berry farm west of town and attended the Ash Grove School as a child. Millard went on to serve in World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Millard died in Burge Hospital in Springfield, Missouri in 1959, from a “cerebral vascular disorder”. At the time of his death, he was living near Ash Grove and working as a custodian at the Greene County Courthouse. He was survived by his wife, Jean (Russel 2012).
Millard Berry with relatives and friends ca. 1956. Clockwise from upper left: Floyd Reeves, Charles Berry, Millard Berry, Delmus Carlock, Fred Berry, and Lawrence Berry (Photo courtesy of the Berry family)
Millard Berry (upper left) with fellow soldiers in Italy during WWII. (Photo courtesy of the Berry family)
Millard Berry (center) with mother Mamie Berry (left) and wife Jean Berry (right) in 1955 (Photo courtesy of the Berry family)
Grave Marker: The grave marker for Millard W. Berry is a flat granite monument measuring 4 x 24 x 12 inches in size.