Pauline J. Berry (Iliff) Straight

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(June 22, 1906 - February 26, 1985)

The Lusk Herald
March 7, 1985

Pauline J. Straight

Rosary services for Pauline J. Straight were at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.27 at the Peet Mortuary Chapel. The Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday morning at St. Leo's Catholic Church with T. O. Carm Tony Jablonowski officiating. Burial followed in the Lusk Cemetery.

Rose Kremers was the organist and Polly Johnson sang, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "How Great Thou Art."

Pall bearers were Dave Crofutt, Vern Modine, William Wilcox, Darryl Manring, Richard Schnorenberg and Joe Andrews.

Mrs. Straight died Tuesday morning in the Niobrara Memorial Hospital. She was born June 22, 1906, in Hartford City, Indiana, the daughter of John and Suesanna Iliff. The family moved to Buffalo, Wyoming in 1907. In 1911 they moved to the Powder River area, and in 1917, they moved to Lusk where Pauline attended school. She moved to Igloo, South Dakota as a young woman. She married Oscar Berry in 1925. She later married Donald C. Straight on May 3, 1952, in Hot Springs, South Dakota. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Edgemont, South Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Straight of Edgemont, S. D.; a son, Glen Eugene Berry of San Diego, Cal.; two daughters, Wanda May Farmer at Aswel, Colorado and June Dean of Lakewood, Colo.; a sister, Ocea Iliff of Lusk, and numerous relatives and friends.

Peet Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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