Skip to content

Eleanor M. Berkey, 92

ORRVILLE — Eleanor M. Berkey, age 92, of Orrville, passed peacefully to eternity on Friday, December 1, 2023.
Eleanor was born on August 3, 1931, in Creston, to the late Frederick and Helen (Landes) West.  She graduated from Creston High School and attended the Aultman School of Nursing.  Eleanor was the beloved wife of Dean W. Berkey for 66 years.  Dean passed away in April of 2018.
She enjoyed a variety of interests including volunteering, gardening, canning and entertaining family and friends.  She gave time to 4-H, Homemakers, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Church Council.  Eleanor was an active member of Augsburg Lutheran Church in Orrville where she served as Assistant Organist for 60 years.  She continued playing piano for church services while a resident of OrrVilla – Maple Terrace.  She enjoyed traveling with Dean on various U.S. and overseas trips and cruises.  Eleanor and Dean were avid members of AACA (Antique Auto Club of America) for 50 years.  She was a talented decorator of about everything within her reach!
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son; John E. Berkey in 2021; and sisters, Gloria Stocksdale, Evelyn Gresser and Shirley Leathers.
Surviving are three children, Harold (Donna) Berkey, Mark (Joanne) Berkey and Kaylyn (Ray) Dolak: daughter-in-law, Denise Berkey; eight grandchildren, Nate (Tara) Berkey, Tyson (Holly Giauque) Berkey, Sommer (Mike) Alexander, Amanda (Nate) Yoder, Ryan (Erin) Berkey, Kris (Kyle) Prater, Kim (Todd) Churchill and Kevin Berkey; two step-grandchildren, Sarah Dolak and Joe Dolak; 14 great grandchildren; and a sister, Georgia (Addison) Widmer.
The family expresses heartfelt thanks to the caregivers and staff of OrrVilla – Maple Terrace, and the compassionate care provided by Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare and West View Healthy Living.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Memorials may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691, www.lifecarehospice.org.

Leave a Comment