Lillian Mae “Squirt” Berry Gray
May 27, 1933 ‒ March 26, 2019
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Lillian Mae “Squirt” Berry Gray, age 85, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. She was born on May 27, 1933 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the daughter of Glenn and Icle (Clements) Mauler. Squirt worked 17 years in the Mount Vernon City School System and retired after 10 years with New Hope Schools. She was a member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555.
Squirt worked tirelessly in her yard and loved having her hands in the dirt. Children and animals always made her happy. She was many things to many people. Family first was a value she held dearest and she was a “mama bear” when it came to her children. Squirt had the heart of a warrior.
She is survived by her children; Doug Berry of Mount Vernon, Joe (Mira) Berry of Mount Vernon and Roxanne Berry of Howard; step children, Sue Marotte, Barbara (David) Gillespie and Belinda Zimmer; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; special daughters, Theresa Davidson and Peggy Hardesty.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Eddie Berry Jr.; second husband, James “Jim” Gray; a son, Dan Berry; two sisters, Glenna McMahon and Phyllis Mauler; three brothers, John Mauler Sr., Willard Mauler and Robert Mauler.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. Mr. Roger Marra will be officiating and burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the team of caregivers at Eastern Star and Kindred that worked endlessly to make mom’s well-being a priority daily.
Memorial contributions in Squirt’s name may be made to the new dog park at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, C/O of Diane Henwood, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or Kindred Hospice.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Lillian Mae “Squirt” Berry Gray.
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