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James Beery

January 25, 1930 ~ February 6, 2022 (age 92)


James “Jim” Beery, 92, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at his residence. Jim was born in Adams County, Indiana on January 25, 1930, the son of the late Clyde B. and Esther A. (Shrank) Beery. On June 21, 1947, he married Jackie Bricker.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, in Decatur. Jim was the owner of the Donut Shop, Happy Humpty Restaurant and Preble Gardens. Jim & Jackie loved square dancing, where Jim would often do the calling for the dances. He was also an avid gardener.

Jim is survived by his wife of 74 years, Jackie Beery of Decatur; 2 daughters, Sue (Max) Milholland and Jan (Mike) Hurst both of Decatur; a daughter-in-law, Jane Beery of Decatur; 6 grandchildren, John (Kari) Beery, Jason Beery, Kelley (Mike) Cox, Kim (Raymond) Silva, James Scott, Michael (Mindy) Scott; 11 great grandchildren, Kevin, Jenna, Katy and Jackie Beery, Brandyn Miller, Kole Kelley, Roman and Ashlye Silva, Adalynn Scott, River and Shadow Bohlander; a great-great grandchild, Waylon Silva.

He was preceded in death by his son, James “Mike” Beery; a granddaughter, Jennifer Beery; 6 siblings.

A Private Service will be held at the funeral home, with Pastor James Voorman officiating and burial will take place in Decatur Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.

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