Elizabeth (Beth) A. Berry Kellison passed away on Thursday, December 16th, 2021, in Lawrence Kansas. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 22nd, 2022, at Highland Park Cemetery, 2391-2399 E. Normal Avenue, Kirksville, Missouri.
Beth was born January 17th, 1944 in Kirksville, Missouri, and graduated from Kirksville High School in 1961. She grew up in Nind, Missouri, and had lived in Lawrence, Kansas since 1975.
For over 30 years of her working career, she was an office manager for K-Mart, retiring from the company in 2012.
Beth married Gary Dean Kellison on December 22nd, 1961. They began their marriage while Gary served in the US Army, stationed in various locations in Germany and around the U.S. Gary preceded her in death in 2005.
Beth is also preceded in death by her parents, Azle and Marie Berry, Nind, Mo, two brothers, Jim and Ed Berry of Kirksville, Missouri, and one granddaughter, Jessica Kellison. She is survived by one brother, Spencer (Connie) Berry of Kirksville, Missouri. She is also survived by three sons, Brian (Cheryl) of Lawrence Kansas, Gary (Terry) of Kingsville, Missouri, and Jimmy of Lawrence Kansas. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews.
Beth was everyone’s friend, a beloved mother, wife, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The world was a better place with Beth in it. Her kindness, love, and ferocious loyalty will be greatly missed.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made to The Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.