Maxine Kay Berry of Greenbush, formerly of Caro, age 75, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw. Maxine was born January 14, 1943 in Cass City, the daughter of the late J.D. and Eva (Roe) Andress. A 1961 graduate of Caro High School, Kay married her high school sweetheart, Robert Berry, on June 24, 1961 at the Ellington Church of the Nazarene, while he was on leave from the U.S. Air Force. The majority of Kay’s working career was dedicated to working with young children in a daycare setting wherever Bob was stationed while serving his country. Kay and Bob eventually settled in Greenbush, and while living there Kay worked at Sturgeon Point Light House serving in various positions, most recently as the curator where she was known as the “Light House Lady.” In her spare time, Kay loved to read and go to auction sales. Wherever she went, she had that intuitive ability to know where the thrift stores were located to find a good deal. As soon as you met Kay, you were friends for life.
Maxine is survived by her husband of fifty-seven years, Bob Berry; one son and his wife, Ronald & Debbie Berry of Goldsboro, North Carolina; one granddaughter and her husband, Sherry & Larry Lane of Rosewood, North Carolina; one great-granddaughter, Marrisa Martin, and one great-grandson, Skylar Martin, both of Rosewood, North Carolina; one sister and her husband, Pamela Jill & Jack Hurless of Florence, Kentucky; three brothers and their spouses, Jay & Barb Andress of Mooresville, North Carolina, Terry & Sue Andress of Coldwater, Timothy & Ruthie Andress of Caro; three sisters-in-law and their spouses, Linda & Tim Kempf of Lake Orion, Paula Sue & David Lagos of Wildwood, Florida, Donna & Karl Witkovsky of Cass City; one brother-in-law, David Berry (Peggy) of Skidway Lake; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Ellington Township Cemetery in Caro. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.