Manning Fredrick “Fred” Berry

January 17, 2024

Manning Fredrick “Fred” Berry 83 of Monroe City, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at his home.

Fred was born August 4, 1940, in Joanna, Ralls County, Missouri, the son of Alice Lou Thompson and Otis Fredrick Berry.

Fred was a graduate of Monroe City High School in Monroe City, Missouri. He worked at the Munro Shoe Factory for 20 years, including in DeWitt, Arkansas. When in DeWitt he made many lifelong friends. He retired from being a self-employed truck driver, to stay close to his mother in her later years. He enjoyed playing golf and watching college football. He loved to cheer on the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Mizzou Tigers. In his later years, he enjoyed woodworking and gardening. He attended the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Monroe City.

He married Jane Killian on March 8, 1975. She preceded him in death on August 22, 2001. He then married Henrietta “Etta” Stanley; she survives him of the home.

Fred is also survived by two sons Tony Ray Berry (Loretta) and David Alan Berry; six grandchildren, Katie Dittamore (Chris), Marsha Berry Sullivan (Walt), Jeremy Ray Berry (Brandy), Lucas Chancellor (Chandel), Jacob Chancellor (Heather), and David Berry; twelve great-grandchildren, Raymond Alexander “Alex” Sullivan, Brie Anna Lynn Berry (Dylan Guthrie), Brittany Kay Berry, Emma Grace Sullivan, Brooklyn Rose Berry, Henry Ray Berry, Fred Charles “Charlie” Berry, Raegan Dittamore, Cheney Dittamore, Vance Chancellor, Evelyn Chancellor, and Avery Chancellor, and one great-great-grandchild, Braylen Jay Guthrie.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jane Killian, and his daughter Carol Diane Berry Chancellor Kraft.

Visitation was held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at the Garner Funeral Home and Chapel in Monroe City, Missouri, until the funeral services at 11:00 am. Fr. Greg Oligschlaeger officiated. Burial followed at the Holy Rosary Cemetery in Monroe City, Missouri. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City, Missouri. Donations or cards can be mailed to Marsha Sullivan P.O. Box 214, Gillett, AR 72055. Online condolences can be made at

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