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Elladine Berryman, 88 - October 20, 2017

Elladine Henrietta Berryman, 88, of Cozad passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at the Cozad Hospital.
Services were conducted on Wed­nesday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church with Kathy Gundell, PMA, officiating. Burial was at the Cozad Cemetery.
Berryman was born Sept. 17, 1929, north of Gothenburg to Henry and Marie (Franzen) Boden.
She attended grade school at Peru then lived in Sterling and Auburn before moving back to Gothenburg in 1946. She graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1947.
Berryman was baptized and married at the Zion Lutheran Church north of Gothenburg.
After graduation, she was employed as a telephone operator where she was asked out on a blind date by her soon to be best friend, Don Berryman. On Dec. 9, 1951, the couple were united in marriage at Zion Lutheran Church.
Berryman and her husband resided on a farm north of Cozad. To this union a daughter was born.
She had enjoyed her years as a Northwestern Bell telephone operator, said the family, and later as a farmer and rancher’s wife where she and her husband worked together raising corn, alfalfa, cattle and hogs.
?Berryman spent a lot of time in the hay field and working with cattle and hogs. She was always asked to bring her homemade pies, especially her apple pie, family members stated.
?She was also a 10-year Sunday school teacher and 10-year treasurer for Women of the church for American Lutheran.
Berryman loved to be busy and enjoyed her clubs, said family, some of which were garden club and several bridge clubs.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Henry and Marie Boden; her husband of 54 years, Don; a brother and sister-in-law, Edgar and Lellus Boden; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Cecil and Marjorie McConnell; brother-in-law, Keith Berryman.
Survivors include: her daughter, Marcia of Cozad; grandchildren—Kortnie (Casey) Shafer, Cody Calhoun (Leslie Backstrom) and Kalyn Calhoun; great-grandson, Braxton Litz.