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Berry, Vern, 1906-2004



  • Existence: 1906 - 2004


Vern Berry grew up in Davenport, Iowa. She married Rex Berry, and the couple raised two daughters. Widowed at the age of 70, she became a writer. Without any training but the aid of a writers' group, she became a newspaper columnist, published several magazine articles and a book of poetry, and co-authored a book with Connie Heckert entitled 'Roots and Recipes: Six Generations of Heartland Cookery.' In this book she tells stories of six generations in her family and includes recipes reaching back to the 1700s. Berry is a member of the Quad Cities Pen Women.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Vern Berry papers

 Collection — Folder 1: Series 1
Identifier: IWA0354

Newspaper columnist who co-authored a book entitled, ?Roots and Recipes: Six Generations of Heartland Cookery.?


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1980-1998