Lucille “Lutie” Berrey


Lucille “Lutie” Berrey, 88, of Mexico, passed away Friday afternoon, February 9, 2024, at The King’s Daughters Home in Mexico.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sat. Feb. 17, 2024, at Pickering Funeral Home with Bro. Jay Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Lucille was born August 2, 1935, in Thompson, Missouri. She was the daughter of William Turner and Ruth Estelle (Carpenter) Berrey.

Lutie graduated from Centralia High School and soon after went to work at Holsheiser’s in Thompson. Later she was the co-owner and floral designer at what began as Wonneman’s House of Flowers and later was Wonneman’s Flowers and Gifts. She worked for around 57 years with her long-time companion and business partner Barbara Wonneman.

Lucille was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Thompson. She was a member of the well-known semi-pro softball team from Fulton and she also was an accomplished bowler. She dearly loved animals, especially beloved poodles, which were usually greeting shoppers at the flower shop.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, which include, Vanessa Miller (David), Mexico (who was her business manager and caregiver), Ruth Ann Lavinder-Ball, Mexico, Richard Berrey (Brigitte), Fulton, Susan Baysinger, Washington, Mo., Gene Berrey (Delores), Thompson, Chris Berrey (AJ), Quincy, Ill., Tony Miller (Lori), Mexico, Kristi Robinson (Ray), Centralia, Kenny Mathews (Virginia), Centralia, Klint Mathews (Jessica), Centralia, Edna Mae Lavinder, Thompson, Melanie Schuering (Brent), Thompson, and Cynthia Reading (Shawn), Thompson, Keith Miller, Mexico; as well as numerous great and great-great nieces,  nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Estil Berrey, JC Berrey, and Harold Berrey; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Berrey; nephew, Larry Lavinder, and niece, Linda Mathews.

Memorials may be given to Hopewell Baptist Church or to the Audrain Humane Society. They may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265.

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