Graveside funeral services for Thelma Berry, 99 year old Buffalo resident who passed away quietly at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held sometime this summer by her family in the College Hill Cemetery in Lebenon, Illininois. Donations in Mrs. Berry's memory may be made to the Jim Gatchell Museum in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Thelma M. Eyer Berrry was born on June 5, 1912 in Brazil, Indiana to Ross and Ethel Tindal Eyer. She grew up and went to school in various towns in Illinios and graduated from Livingston High School in Livingston, Illinois with the class of 1931. After high school she attended Indiana State Teachers College. She was married on January 2, 1932 in Henderson, Kentucky, to James Marion Berry and they made their home in Granite City, Illinois where Mr. Berry worked for the Terminial Railroad Association of St. Louis. Mr. Berry passed away in September of 1974 and Thelma then moved to Blacksburg, Virginia to live the next 25 years near her daughter Jane Bollinger and her husband Gil. In 1993 she moved to Buffalo, Wyoming where Jane and Gil retired . She had continued to live in Buffalo until the time of her death. She had been a resident of the Amie Holt Care Center since September of 2009.
Thelma enjoyed to duck hunt with her husband and spend time in her garden and growing her flowers. She loved spending time with her family and her dogs.
She is survived by one daughter Jane Bollinger and her husband Gil of Buffalo; three grandsons, Mark Bollinger and his wife Virginia of Montrose, Colorado. Eric Bollinger and his wife Patricia of Charleston, Illinois and James Bollinger and his wife Deborah of Lexington, Virginia; seven great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.