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Mother of Claudia Berry Miran ’65 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 11, 2015


Catherine Louise (Thornton)

Catherine Louise (Thornton) Berry, 100, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Kingston Residence of Perrysburg. She was born in Perrysburg, Ohio on March 8, 1914, to Arthur and Rosalia (Haas) Thornton. Catherine graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1931. She was a beautician for over 70 years. She worked for various shops around the Perrysburg area and opened Catherine’s Beauty Shop in 1963. She was a devoted member of St. Rose Catholic Church where she enjoyed working as a teller. Catherine was a caring person who always gave to others in need. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Claude G. “Bus” Berry; son, William H. Berry; son-in-law, David Miran, and six brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Claudia Berry Miran; sons, Tim (Martha) Berry and Tom Berry; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass for Catherine will be at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow at St. Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ursuline Retirement Fund, St. Rose Catholic Church or charity of donor’s choice. Thank you to the staff at Kingston Residence of Perrysburg for their care and compassion. Arrangements were entrusted to Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Online condolences may be left at
Funeral Home
Witzler Shank Funeral Home
222 E South Boundary St Perrysburg, OH 43551
(419) 874-3133

Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 8, 2015

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