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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  • Roxanne and family. We are so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. Squirt was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mary Ann, Chuck and Karen Fronce

  • I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I hold in my heart wonderful memories of growing up with your family. She had a loving heart and beautiful smile… Love and prayers always. Love, Shelly

  • Roxanne and family,
    So sorry to hear this sad news!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time

    Connie LaRue

  • Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Never forget her as we all grew up together in the neighborhood. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • My condolences to all, Squirt was a special lady. I remember her at school working in the lunch room. She was a loving caring lady. And raised avery loving caring family. Hugs and prayers to all.

  • So sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love and hugs to all.

  • So sorry for your loss !!! She was a special lady who had a smile for everyone! ! Love and prayers to all of you !

  • Doug,Joe and Roxanne So sorry to hear about your Moms passing she was a wonderful lady.My thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  • She was always “Aunt Squirt”, to me. She taught me a lot growing up and I will truly miss her. My heart goes out to y’all and know that she is at peace and with the ones she loves. I will always remember her in my heart and she is still my favorite.

  • to My Family of our neighborhood friends sorry for the loss of your mom she was a very dear friend just like a mom and sister to my mother will always treasure the memories of being apart of your lives Doug Randy Joe and Roxanne your mom was a good square dancer lot’s <3 Donald Connie cutter Carroll (Duane) Price families uncle Bob Mawer

  • Dear Joe and family, so sorry to here of your mom’s passing , May God Bless her heart and give you all peace that’s she’s in a better place of comfort. ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻To all, Wendy Wagner

  • Doug, Joe, and Roxanne, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady 💗 Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mike & Pam McMahon

  • Dear Roxanne and Family, Please know we extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother and will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers as the time goes on as we do share your grief. God be with you and the rest of Lillian’s family.

    Sincere Sympathy, Sam and Carleen Snell

  • Dear Doug and Family;
    Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a warm, loving, caring and very kind person. I remember her laughter. She was a great cook and we benefited many times when she made to much for her family….and the Berry family did not eat leftovers!

    She has touched many lives and her legacy will live on.
    God bless you with His piece and Love!
    Ed. Nora {Porter, Culbertson} Frazee

  • Dear Rox, Doug and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Remember all the wonderful memories you have, had with your mom. She was a special lady. She had a sincere passion for children. She will be greatly missed. Always remember she will be with you always. God Bless. Love you, Bill and Cathy

  • TO DOUG AND FAMILY
    I AM SO SORRY TO SEE OF YOUR MOTHERS PASSING… SHE WAS SURELY ONE NICE LADY AND I ENJOYED KNOWING HER SO MUCH…..

  • To Doug and family, I’m sorry for your loss. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. What little I knew of your mom, I could tell she was a wonderful person. May she rest in peace
    Gary Neil

  • So sorry to hear the news of Squits passing. She always had such a wonderful smile for everyone she would pass.. such a loving, caring person.
    Never will forget all of the fond memories of growing up in the “NorthEnd” and knowing Squirt. May God be with you all during this most difficult of times.

  • Roxanne, Doug, Joe,
    I am very sorry to hear of Squirt’s passing. I love seeing the pictures of her and I felt myself smiling as I recalled some awesome memories growing up around your family. We all had some special times that were so much fun. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and the love so many Yellow Jackets had for your special mom.
    Michelle Fox Jarrett

  • DOUG

    SO SAD TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. BUT WANTED YOU TO KNOW WE ARE THINKING OF YOU. WHEN CAME TO OFFICE WITH AUNT PHYLLIS AND YOUR MOM AND UNCLE JOHN WAS ALWAYS FUN. THEY ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND A JOKE FROM JOHN. KNOW WE ARE THINKING OF YOU.

    DR BRAD AND BECKY WALKER

  • Your mom was a very special lady! She made my first year of teaching at New Hope one of my best years! She was a lovely lady with a big, beautiful heart! She would attend mother daughter events with me when my mother was not available to come to Ohio. Paul and I have very sweet memories of your mom and your family. I am so blessed to have been a part of her life. We will be praying for you all! God is good….I pray you can feel His peace.

  • The years have flown by and I remember seeing squirt the most when her mother was in my care at North side Manor. I loved Icle, she was a dear. Then we crossed paths with Mrs. Berry. A devoted family and caring souls. I met most of all the family at sometime.
    I always grew up with Mom’s stories of squirt and their days at the skating rink.. I learned to enjoy it.
    I will never forget the last time I saw Squirt, it was in Walmart, Doug by her side. Always devoted to his Mom and his Aunt Phyd.
    I am so sorrow for your loss, she was a sweetheart, she was feisty, she was so good to the elders of her family. Rest well my dear, you are with the angels now. I will think of you all and most of all Squirt. love and Peace.