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Iva Dean Berry, 85, died at 11:25 a.m, Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home.She was born in Alton on Sept. 30, 1928, the daughter of the late Ernest & Goldie (Isringhausen) Daniels.She grew up in the Alton area and attended Alton Senior High School. She moved to Kane her junior year, but rode the "work bus" to Alton every day so that she could finish her education at Alton High.For many years she worked at the Alton State Hospital and in her later years, was an office manager for her brother Bill at BD Sports in Alton.She married Carl Richard "Red" Berry on Dec. 22, 1947 in Carrollton, and together they shared 51 years together before his death on Jan. 29, 1999.Surviving are her five children & their spouses, David & Gwenda Berry of Carrollton, Roger & Marcia Berry of Jerseyville, Rick & Susan Berry of Jacksonville, Retha Berry Eberlin of Kane, and Nancy & Jim Reno of Carrollton; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a brother & sister in law, Norman & Marilyn Daniels of Kane.In addition to her parents & husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristy Woolsey on May 10, 2010; two brothers, John Daniels & William Daniels; and an infant sister, Marcella.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday at the Kane Baptist Church with Rev. Chuck Keene officiating.Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery.Memorials may be given to the Kane Baptist Church where she had been a longtime member