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Susan Lee (Bame)  Berry

Susan Lee (Bame) Berry
  • December 13, 1952 - January 10, 2018
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Susie was my very first friend in life. We met at age 4 or 5, in the village where we grew up. Her parents had a general store at the edge of town,...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Spackman - Berkeley, CA

“Sending warm thoughts and hugs to Susan's family during this difficult time. Susan and I met at a local Yoga class and then bumped into each other...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Deb Dingwall - Battle Creek, MI

“May the God of all comfort grant you peace in this time of distress. Psalms 29:11 ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Tom, Faye, Michael, Nancy, and Barb,I send my condolences to all of you on the passing of Sue. I will always remember her smile and her laugh. Her...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Sue's passing. She was a beloved friend. I hope she did not suffer for long. She was always a ray of...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara (O'Link) DiGioia - FL

“Dear Tom & families, She was my much admired older cousin.Her sense of humor & fun always shined through her many other more serious professional...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of Susan and will treasure them. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry to hear the loss of your Wife. Please let us know when things will be back this way. You are in our Prayers.Sincerely your Cousin...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Greg Roessner - Clearfield, PA

“Fly High Sue.. memories from a PVHS classmate. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Kathleen Rockey - Millheim, PA

“So sorry to hear of Sue leaving this earth but hope the memories and good times help heal the loss. She was a special person that shared the love of...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Suzette - Rebersburg, PA

“I worked with Susan at Amazon. We gave her lots of challenging issues for which we relied on her to provide accounting policy guidance. She always...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Richard Skidmore - Seattle, WA

“So sorry for your loss. Cousin Sue will definitely be missed. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Stover - Hartsville, SC

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Susan Lee (Bame) Berry, 65, of Battle Creek and formerly of Chicago, died with her husband at her side on Thursday, January 10, 2018 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Susan was born December 13, 1952 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Tony and Faye (Walker) Bame. She was raised in the Centre County, Pennsylvania area and was a 1970 graduate of Penns Valley High School. Susan worked for and attended Penn State University, received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago and was a Certified Public Accountant. In addition to Penn State, Susan was employed at Xerox in Rochester, NY, Deloitte Accounting, Allstate Insurance Company, FMC and Boeing Company in Chicago, Kellogg Company in Battle Creek and most recently for Amazon in Seattle, Washington.

Susan Lee Bame married Thomas Edward Berry September 6, 1980 at Mountain Acres Lodge. Surviving are her husband, Tom; mother, Faye Winkleblech of Pleasant Gap, PA; siblings, Michael (Connie) Bame of Loch Haven, PA, Barb Taylor of Meadville, PA, Nancy (Stephen) Eberly of Centre Hall, PA and their families.

Susan enjoyed selling on eBay, organic gardening, Tom's coffee and she had an antique booth at Burgess Antiques in Galesburg, MI. Susan loved her puppy, Cricket and was always on the lookout for a good friend.

Susan's life will be celebrated at an open house for friends in Battle Creek at Susan and Tom's home at a later date. A memorial gathering will be held in Aaronsburg, PA, followed by inurnment at Aaronsburg Joint Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Susan's memory may be made to Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence C/o Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3882.

Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at