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JUNE 1978

Effie Scofield Berry, daughter of Frank and Alice Scofield, was born near Kirksville, Mo. On Feb. 24, 1885 and departed this life on June 19th, 1978 at Newman Memorial Hospital, Shattuck, Okla. At the age of 93 yrs. 3 months, 25 days.

Effie was an only child. At the age of 15, her parents came to Ellis County, where they homesteaded southwest of Arnett, Okla.

She and her mother stayed 5 years in Missouri to care for her grandparents. After the death of her grandmother, Effie stayed with her grandfather.

In 1907 Effie was united in marriage with Irvin Pinkerton. They lived two years in Denver, Colo. In 1909 they moved to Oklahoma and lived with her parents on the homestead for sometime. They lived in this vicinity until 1919, they then moved back to Missouri. He became discouraged and moved back to Oklahoma and Effie remained in Missouri.

She was later united in marriage to Nelson (Bud) Berry and lived near Springfield, Mo. until his death in 1945. She moved back to the homestead where she remained until ill health forced her to move to the Convalescent Center in Shattuck.

Effie accepted Christ as her Savior while at the Convalescent Center and was baptized by Rev. Othello Weeks.

Being a great lover of the outdoors. her houseplants and flower gardens around the house were proof of God's beauty being a great enjoyment in life.

She leaves many friends who will always remember the friendship and time they have shared together.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 11:00 AM in the Mason Chapel. Burial was in the Emmons Cemetery at Higgins, Tex., under the Direction of Mason Funeral home, with Rev. O. E. Weeks, Enid, Officiating.

Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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