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Dr. John K. Berry

Dr. John K. Berry Dr. John K. Berry

Dr. John K. Berry, 55, Evansville, formerly of Corydon, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
A native of Evansville, born July 23, 1950, he was the son of John M. Berry of Central City, Ky., and the late Jane Berry.
He was a 1968 graduate of Madison High School, a 1973 graduate of the University of Evansville and a 1977 graduate of Indiana University Medical School with a specialty in obstetrics and gynecology. He completed his residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in 1981, prior to joining the practice of Drs. Jeff Bohling and Mike Dukes.
He was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church, and a former member of U.E. Alumni Board and the Salvation Army Board. He was a founding partner of the Evansville Surgical Center and the Deaconess Women’s Hospital, where he served on the board of directors.
He and his wife of 33 years, the former Kathleen Harper, established a non-profit organization, Friends of Mental Health, to raise money for mental health agencies.
Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Eddie, Don and Roger Berry.
Survivors besides his wife and father include three sons, John Michael Berry of Vincennes, Adam Harper Berry of Indianapolis and Alex James Berry of Nashville, Tenn., and a brother, Jeffrey Berry of Bloomington.
Funeral: Friday, Dec. 30, at Crossroads Christian Church with burial in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
Officiant: The Rev. Mitch Gieselman.
Arrangements: Alexander Newburgh Funeral Home in Newburgh.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Friends of Mental Health, 751 S. Villa Drive, Evansville, IN 47714, the American Cancer Society, PanCan, a national organization which helps fund research to find a cure for pancreatic cancer, or the Salvation Army.