Sharon Kaye Berry

  • Born: March 9, 1942
  • Died: March 15, 2015
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Flanner Buchanan - Washington Park North Cemetery & Funeral Center

2706 Kessler Blvd. West
Indianapolis, IN 46228
Tel. (317) 251-5959

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sharon Kaye (McGee) Berry Born in 1942 Anderson, IN. Died March 15, 2015 as a result of a car accident. She is daughter of Alva Otho and Ruby Hall McGee. She graduated from Madison Heights in 1960. She graduated from Beauty School in Anderson, IN and worked as a beautician. She married George H. Berry Jr. of Pendleton, IN in 1962. Sharon and George were youth group leaders at the Pendleton Church of God. Their family also attended Arrow Heights Church of God Of Anderson Indiana. When their family moved to Davenport, Iowa in 1974 they attended the First Church of God and also worked with the youth. Upon returning to Indianapolis in 1993 she attended the Church at the Crossing Church of God and served as a Note Writer for the Prayer Team.
Sharon provided her children the example of Adult Education when she completed her Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate in 1972 and started working in Critical Care at Anderson Community Hospital.
After moving to Davenport, Iowa with her family she began work at Franciscan Medical Center (Trinity West) and help develop the Gastroenterology Lab in the Ambulatory Care Center. She later became a Certified Gastroenterology Assistant.
In 1993 Sharon and George returned to Indianapolis, IN to assist in their daughter's medical care after her head injury. George attended Ivy Tech and Sharon fulfilled her lifelong dream of working as a Nurse at Methodist. After her husband's heart transplant in 1995 Sharon continued working full-time at Methodist while attending Marian University and received her ADN and became a Registered Nurse in 1997. Sharon loved Nursing in the Cardiac Critical Care area. She enjoyed training and mentoring other nurses throughout her career. Upon her retirement from Methodist of Indiana University Health in 2010 she worked full-time at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana on the Brain Injury Unit for two years. Sharon continued to work part-time for RN & Allied Specialties at a Senior Day Care program and for Total Wellness Health Clinics.
In 1994 Sharon and her Berry family volunteered in a two year program to learn to train Service Dogs to allow her daughter to have a Service dog. Sharon and her family continued to raise and train golden retrievers for her daughter and was a strong advocate and educator about service dogs and disability awareness until her death.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Alva O. & Ruby Hall McGee, her brother Donald K. McGee, granddaughter Caroline Jaffari, and niece Gwynn Berry. Sharon is survived by her three children Melissa K. Berry, Indianapolis; Martin K. (Gladys) Berry, Escondido, California; and Milon K. (Kelvey); grandchildren Nicholas Jaffari, Elizabeth Jafarri, and Andrew K. Berry, Her sister-in-law Myrna (Gustafson) McGee, and she is survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews whom she loved very much.
Sharon will be known for her positive outlook, strong faith, sweet smile, and desire to serve her family, patients, and co-workers who loved and highly respected Sharon as friend and mentor.
Visitation (1:30-3:30) and Service starting at 3:30pm will be at Flanner Buchannan Washington Park North. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made at


-Your friends at Flanner and Buchanan


Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by Melissa K. Berry    March 18, 2016

Posted by Melissa K. Berry    March 18, 2016

This is a beautiful tribute to my friend and co-worker. She will always be remembered and missed by those of us who loved her. She and my daughter share the same birth date, March 9th. Your friend, Phyllis Martin

Posted by Phyllis Martin - Bettendorf, IA - Friend   March 15, 2016


Thank you everyone for your thoughtful words about our mother.
We appreciate your prayers and kind encouragement.
Melissa, Sharon's daughter

Posted by Melissa K. Berry - Indianapolis, IN - daughter   April 05, 2015

Dear Melissa,
I am so sorry for Sharon's passing and all you have had to endure. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Shelley Hall - Indianapolis, IN   March 24, 2015

Beautiful person that will be deeply missed. Always had a smile on her face at work (RHI).

Posted by Kimberly Jolly - Indianapolis, IN   March 24, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss Melissa.Your mom was such a kind person. I always thought a lot of her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Jodi Milto - Carmel   March 22, 2015

Sherry was an outstanding mentor of our daughter Amy Jensen Frederick at Methodist . This is a wonderful legacy of Sherry for her family to celebrate

Posted by Byron and Marlene Jensen - Indianapolis, IN - no   March 20, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss! I worked with Shari at Methodist and remember many late night talks with her. She was so kind and I always remember how lovingly she spoke of her family. May you find peace and strength during your time of grief. May she rest in peace.
Caryn Bailey Green- friend, co-worker

Posted by Caryn Bailey Green - carmel, IN - friend, co-worker   March 20, 2015

Condences on your loss. I'm deeply saddened. Shari was one of a kind. My coworker, my mentor, my friend.

Posted by Jane Swartz RN - Foothill Ranch, CA, CA - Friend   March 20, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Sherry at Methodist hospital for many years. She was a wonderful example to so many as both a person and a nurse. I am praying for her family and thinking about the wonderful life that Sherry had. My deepest condolences.
Andrea Compton, FNP

Posted by Andrea Compton - fishers, IN - friend   March 20, 2015

Dear Cousins, Wilma and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your mom. Sharon was truly a sweet and caring cousin. I remember hearing my mother talk about babysitting Sharon and Don when they were just little kids. There has always been a special bond between our family and yours! Our prayer is that the Lord will ease your sorrow and help you adjust in the coming days. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Walter & Wilma Bonner - Bastrop, LA - cousins   March 20, 2015

We are with you in spirit Melissa, Marty, & Milon. Your mom is celebrating in Heaven.

Posted by Wade & Julie Hall - Gaylord, MI - cousin   March 20, 2015

Will remember Shari for her kind heart and caring spirit.

Posted by Mary Brown - IN   March 19, 2015

Sherri was always kind and thoughtful. She always did right by everyone and will be missed.

Posted by Honie Chambers - indianapolis   March 19, 2015


Dear Martin and family:
Our thoughts are with you and family during this difficult time.
Please accept our condolences. We share your lost.

Jaime Madariaga, Veronica Ortiz and Family

Posted by Jaime Madariaga - Concepcion, Chile - relative   March 19, 2015

To Shari's family...I am so so sorry for your loss. I worked with her as a brand new nurse out of school. She was always so kind to me. I will never forget her gentle soft voice and her compassion for patients. Rest in peace Shari...I know she earned her wings.

Posted by Kathleen Gaither - Indianapolis, IN - past coworker   March 19, 2015

I worked with Shari for many years, your family are in our thoughts and prayers, Sandi Wamsley and Sheila Hammerschmidt

Posted by Sandi wamsley - Carmel, IN - Friend   March 18, 2015

I wish I could be there. My thoughts are with your family. God bless all of you.

Posted by Jane Swartz - Foothill Ranch, CA   March 18, 2015

Milon and family,
I am truly sorry for your loss. I pry that each of you find peace and happiness in the days to come. You now have another angle looking down on you. I was not fortunate enough to meet Sharon, but after working with Milon I can imagine what type of person she was. God bless the family and give them peace.

Posted by Rick Clark - Indianapolis Indiana, IN - Friend of family   March 18, 2015

Sharon was a lovely person and always thinking of others. Deepest sympathy to the family.

Posted by Eloise Mills - Atlanta   March 17, 2015

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