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William Michael "Mike" Berry, age 78, of Lamar, MO passed away May 24, 2020, at St. Luke's Nursing Center, Carthage, MO.

Mike was born May 25, 1941 in Scotts Bluff, NE. He graduated from Lamar High School in the class of 1959 and received a bachelor’s degree from PSU. On July 25, 1964, he married Cherlyn Barbara McVey in ­Kirkwood, MO and together they raised two children.

Mike was a coach and teacher in Salem, MO before moving back to Lamar in 1968 where he became co-owner of Berry-Moore Furniture.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 56 years; a son Brad Berry and his wife Laurie of Little Rock, AR; a daughter, Bethany Meads and her husband Brad, of Nixa, MO; a sister Lynn Divine and her husband Keith; three grandchildren, Mark Meads, Michael Meads and Annie Berry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Jean Berry.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2020 at Lamar United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Lake Cemetery.

There will be limited seating available at the service because of distancing rules.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to Lamar United Methodist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#19 Independence, MissouriChuckMarilyn Kincaid 2020-06-01 14:46
Our families and ourselves bought furniture from Mike over the years in Lamar. Mike was a wonderful person and a great friend to talk with over the years. Please accept our sincere condolences!
#18 Lee’s Summit, MoMark and Barb 2020-05-30 12:27
We are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing! We have such great memories of our times spent with Mike and Cherlyn! We shared many laughs when we ate out together, visited in each other’s homes and drinking coffee with the guys! We love you both.
#17 Lamar MissouriJerryJeannie Thieman 2020-05-29 16:17
My first memory of Mike was in 1957 as a lifeguard at the Lamar Pool. He was the Best LG ever and I wanted to be just like him when I worked there 10 years later but he was an impossible act to follow! Mike was always great to my parents, our children and us. He was a friend to everyone who knew him and will be missed by all of Lamar. A Class Act!
#16 Leslie, MOJohnny Darrah 2020-05-29 15:01
While in Grade School living in Bentonville, I would visit and stay at my Grandmother Lola Medlin who lived on same block as Mike and Elbert McKay. They being older, I was at their mercy. Mike, being the oldest, saved me from bodily injury from Elbert several times which I will always be beholding.
In 1959 Mike was the first football player ever to get every 1st team All Conference vote. He made every Extra Point attempted and never had a minus yard. He was my role model.
#15 Lamar, MoDot Elliott Cook 2020-05-29 03:11
My deepest condolences to all the family on Mike's passing. He will be dearly missed
#14 Lamar MoMark Davis 2020-05-28 17:53
I first met Mike in 1968 when he moved back to run the store and I worked part time next door at Palen Clothing while I was in high school. We joked and kidded around a lot on those slow retail days. Mike loved a good joke as much as anyone and will be greatly missed by all that knew him. My condolences to all his family.
#13 Fairhope, ALStephen/Donna Walker 2020-05-28 17:46
So sorry we cannot attend the service in person, but will be watching the live stream from Alabama. We are happy that a limited service was available to your family. Warm hugs, love, and prayers to the family from a distance and know that we will be thinking of you as always.
#11 NevadaSandra Strawn 2020-05-28 14:48
So sorry! Mike was one of first people I talked to when we moved to Lamar, and he was so helpful in the store. I saw him volunteering at the hospital a few years ago. My sympathy to all of you.
#10 Little Rock, ARMark & Lisa Costa 2020-05-28 14:38
Prayers being sent to The Berry Family.

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