Valerie Maureen (Richardson) Berry

Valerie Maureen (Richardson) Berry


Valerie Maureen (Richardson) Berry, 64, of Lancaster, Missouri, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021 at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Sugar Land, Texas.

Born August 12, 1957 in Bedford, Ohio, Valerie was the daughter of the late Vernon E. and Marie Eugenie (Rahir) Richardson. Valerie was also preceded in death by two sisters, Veronique Parker and Vicki Menough. On August 31, 1979 in Lemoore, California, Valerie was united in marriage to Donald Berry.

Valerie is survived by her husband Don of forty-two years; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Carrie Berry of Lancaster, MO, and Jonathan and Georgia Berry of Pollock, MO; one daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Richard Villasana of Boling, TX; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon and Kathy Richardson of Streetsboro, OH, Vance and Diana Richardson of Deerfield, OH, Vincent and Sharon Richardson of Youngstown, OH, and Vaughn and Connie Richardson of Streetsboro, OH; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Virginia Hydo of Buford, GA, Vanessa and Mike Courie of Talmadge, OH, and Viviane Richardson of Knob Noster, MO; eighteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Valerie was a graduate from Solon High School in Solon, Ohio and received a BA in Education from San Diego State University. She proudly served her country in the United States Navy from 1976 to 1980. Valerie then moved to Rich Crest, California where she did substitute teaching at Siera Sands public school. After moving to Lancaster, Valerie worked for Wal-Mart in Kirksville, from 1993 to 2004 before beginning to work as a Para Professional for the Kirksville School District with Autistic and special needs children.

Valerie enjoyed crocheting, fishing, and hunting, but most of all she loved time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, with family receiving friends for one hour prior to service time. Pastor Billy Wallace will officiate the service and Interment with military honors will follow at Yarrow Cemetery in Yarrow.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Valerie may be made to the Yarrow Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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Signed by: VRichardson on October 13, 2021

Love you sis. Will miss and remember you forever. GOD bless and keep you.

Signed by: djrichar on October 13, 2021

Val was the best sissy ever. When I started dating her brother I was loved from the minute I loved him!! She always made me feel welcome and we soon became best friends. I will miss her deeply. She always knew my heart and I knew hers, which was large and in charge! I love you sissy and will miss you forever.

Don I am so very sorry. Val always said you were her soulmate. She will truly be missed!

Love Diana Richardson

Signed by: Nancy Smoot on October 13, 2021

Val was a blessing to all who knew her. R I P Val, you will be missed.

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