Kathryn "Kem" Berry

April 29, 1961 ~ January 3, 2020

Born in: Johnson City, Tennessee
Resided in: Johnson City, Tennessee

Kathryn Elayne Moore (Kem) Berry, 58, passed into infinity on Friday, January 3, 2020. Her daughter, Marlee, was by her side upon Kem’s exit from this life. Her illness was brief and uncomplicated.

A Johnson City native and longtime Jonesborough resident, Kem majored in Fashion Merchandising. A woman of talents that spanned a spectrum, she found herself excelling in sales management and later served as marketing director for Legal Aid of Upper East Tennessee.

Kem’s most recognized passion was treading the boards in a theatrical stint of over twenty years. Favorite roles include a local production of the world’s longest running musical, The Fantasticks (her favorite and last role), Christopher Durang’s Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, and a reconstruction of the 1920’s classic IRENE. She was also exceedingly proud of a vocal quartet with which she was involved for many years, a cappella, The Accidentals.

Kem is preceded in death by: her parents, Kyle Edward Moore and Margaret Teague Moore; beloved husband, Jeffrey Alan Berry; and sister, Jeanne (Kelly) Fryer.

Kem is survived by: two children, Marlee and Elijah; a brother, Joseph Moore; and in-laws, Margaret Berry and Joyce Elizabeth Potter.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, January 19, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 PM.

Services

Visitation: January 19, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 282-1521
https://www.morrisbaker.com/

Memorial Service: January 11, 2020 4:00 pm

Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 282-1521
https://www.morrisbaker.com/

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  1. Andy Jones says:

    Eli and Marlee, my heart goes out to you both. Your mom was truly a dynamic woman and I will miss her smile.

  2. Kristen Johnson says:

    Marlee and Eli, I am so sorry for your loss. You are both in my thoughts and my prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Kristen Borthwick Johnson

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