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In Loving Memory

Berry, Mary Jane


Mary Jane Berry, 79, of St. Louis, Missouri and formerly of The Villages, Florida, died Friday, March 31, 2023 at the De Greeff Hospice House in St. Louis.

Born February 8, 1944 at St. Louis, Missouri, daughter of John and Marie Zatorski.

She married Douglas Berry on August 17, 1963 at Our Lady Help of Christian Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mrs. Berry graduated from Cleveland High School, St. Louis, Missouri in 1961. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Southeast Missouri University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 1966 and a Master’s Degree from Southeast Missouri University in 1969.

Mrs. Berry taught at Alma Schrader Elementary School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri from 1966-70. She also taught at Scott City Elementary School, Scott City, Missouri from 1972-1996.

In 2004, Mrs. Berry and her husband Douglas moved to The Villages, Florida. In 2023, they moved back to Missouri.

After retirement Mrs. Berry and her husband Douglas traveled extensively, visiting more than 41 countries.

Mrs. Berry was preceded in death by her father, John Zatorski, her mother, Marie Filipiak Zatorski, a sister Janette Bleile, and brother Donald Zatorski.

Survivors include her husband Douglas, her son Bradley Berry, his wife Lisa, and three grandsons Aidan, Owen and Beck of Dallas, Texas.

Also, surviving is her brother Bob Zatorski of Littleton, Colorado.

Mrs. Berry was a member of Centenary Methodist Church of Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Burial at Mountain View Cemetery, Des Arc, Missouri.


1 thought on “Berry, Mary Jane”

  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. Mary was my friend and colleague for many years.
    She was an outstanding teacher.
    I, in turn, lost John to alzheimer’s on February 17, 2023. I now live in Clinton which we returned to so John could be around his family.
    So, again, I feel the loss as Doug you do. God bless!


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