Mount Vernon News
  • Marian Goad Berry

  • May 5, 2011

LENEXA, Kan. — Charlotte Marian (Goad) Berry, 89, died at 1:27 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at Lakeview Village in Lenexa, Kan., from congestive heart failure.

Marian was born March 5, 1922, in Foreston, Minn., in her grandmother’s home. Her parents were Lawrence Goad and Matilda (Clayton) Goad. She had one brother, Robert Goad. Marian married Kenneth J. Berry on Aug. 11, 1942, on her parents’ farm, outside Foreston, Minn.

Marian graduated high school in Milaca, Minn. She attended college at Union College then graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of Maryland. She graduated from Rutgers University, N.J., with a M.A. degree in guidance and counseling. She nearly completed her Ph.D. at the Bowling Green University in Ohio. She dedicated her life to the Lord and worked as a missionary in Africa from 1948 to 1953, where she founded Chebwai Mission Girl’s School. After returning to the United States, she became a teacher at both the elementary and high school levels. She then became the assistant superintendent of education for the Ohio Conference and then for the Iowa-Missouri Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, where she retired in 1982. After retirement she authored 14 books, published numerous articles and made numerous videos. Her books have been translated into seven languages. She presented lectures in 65 countries. Her greatest joy was sharing her knowledge and skills with others to help them understand more fully the Inspired Word of God.

Marian is survived by her son, Daniel Berry DO., Ph.D.; her daughter-in-law, Pamela Berry; and her three grandchildren, James Berry, Melissa Berry and Robert Berry.

Funeral service will be Friday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at Chapel Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2245 Monticello Road, Shawnee, Kan. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Friday. Lunch will be afterward. Graveside ceremony will be Monday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in Montecito Memorial Park, 24145 Barton Road, Loma Linda, Calif.

Memorial fund and donations: Endtime Publishing, P.O. Box 117, Warburton, Victoria 3799;

Marian requested that those of you who have been supporting her ministries with donations, please send future donations to Endtime Publishing.

Submitted by Daniel K. Berry.

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