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Audrey “Toots” Hazel Berry, 89 – Passed December 30, 2021

Audrey “Toots” Hazel Berry, 89 formerly of Cabool and Houston, MO was born on Aug. 10, 1932 the youngest of six children of Harry, Sr and Celia (Becker) Jackson. Toots as most people knew her went to her heavenly home on December 30, 2021 at Copper Rock Health Care in Rogersville, MO with her family at her bedside.

Toots was saved when she was 12 years old and did her best to share her faith with those around her. She lived most of her life in the Cabool area, where she met and married John Lloyd Brown on September 30, 1950 and to this union one daughter, Donna and one son, Jim were born.

Toots was a stay at home mom teaching the children about gardening, preparing them for starting school and Biblical principals. In 1966, she began working outside the home as a dishwasher, cooks helper and then CNA until she began working in the laundry at Kabul Nursing Home for 19 years; retiring to stay home and care for Lloyd who had become disabled. Lloyd passed away in 1989 and she returned to work in the laundry again. In 1990, Toots married long time friend, Carl Berry.

Toots loved her family and all children dearly, having worked in the church nursery for several years and enjoyed helping where she could at church gatherings. She also enjoyed fishing, gardening, sewing and making plastic canvas crafts; she made 15 or so complete plastic canvas nativity sets and gave them all away. Her best God-given gifts were loving her family and being caretaker for several family members during her lifetime.

Toots was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd; husband, Carl in 2019; her siblings; a granddaughter; a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Kelley and husband, Gary of Rogersville, MO; her son, Jim Brown of Cabool, MO; 2 granddaughters, Robyn Flanagan and Victoria Nettles; grandson, Andy Brown; several step grandchildren; several great and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.