Donita Marie Berry, 69, of Washington, passed away and went to be with Jesus at 9:50am Friday, August 14, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Donita was born March 25, 1951 in Harrisonville, MO to the late Homer and Alta Hartzler Stutzman. She married Danny Berry on May 25, 1975 in Roanoke.
Surviving is her husband, Danny of Washington; their children, David, Darlene and Jonathan Berry; grandchildren, Liberty and Carson; great-grandson, Jonathan; and her siblings, Glade (Pat), Dena, and Lloyd (Dawn) Stutzman.
Donita graduated from Roanoke-Benson High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Calvary Bible College. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Theology from Life Christian University. Donita was a certified kindergarten teacher, for 20 years she ran the daycare at Faith Church in Washington, and most recently she worked as the secretary at the Encounter in East Peoria.
Donita was a true disciple and follower of Christ, rooted by her love of God’s word. From this, flowed her servant heart, love for others, and her strength of character. She enjoyed reading or spending time gardening, and she was the glue that held the family she loved together. She will be missed, but we rejoice that she now wears the Crown of Life.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Pastors Bob and Debbie Martin will officiate. Family will receive friends from 10-11:00am on Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church, Grace Fellowship of Central Illinois.
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