Kathy Lynn Berry, 38, of Claremont, NC died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Born in Burke County, NC on December 27, 1971, she was the daughter of Marvin S. Berry and Jeanette Cook Berry of Valdese. Kathy was a member of United Baptist Church. A graduate of East Burke High School, she worked at the Morganton News Herald for a number of years. In recent years she worked as manager of the Sara Lee Bakery Outlet Store in Lenoir. Kathy loved animals and volunteered for many years with Burke Co. Friends for Animals.In addition to her parents, Kathy is survived by a brother, Charles Berry and wife, Teresa, of Connelly Springs, NC; sisters, Helen Berry of Connelly Springs and Della Berry Palestino of Drexel, NC; a nephew, Bryan Berry; a niece, Shannon Mourglea; her fiancÃ©e, Danny Woodring; and her faithful canine companions, Charlie and Shy.The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at United Baptist Church with Rev. Avery Owenby officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Burke County Friends for Animals, P.O. Box 1884, Morganton, NC 28680. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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