Onie Jane Berger, 82, homemaker

May 31, 2002

Onie Jane Berger, a homemaker and former longtime Parkville resident, died of cancer Wednesday at Mariner Healthcare in Bel Air. She was 82.

Born Onie Jane Jarrard in Shoal Creek, Ga., she moved with her family to East Baltimore in 1922 and attended city public schools.

She was a production worker for McCormick & Co. and Schluderberg-Kurdle Co., Esskay meatpackers, during the 1940s.

In 1938, she married Paul Francis Berger. A retired printer for The Sun, he died in 1996.

Mrs. Berger was an avid Orioles fan, and enjoyed watching soap operas and preparing holiday dinners for her family.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. June 15 in the Parkwood Cemetery Chapel, 3310 Taylor Ave.

Survivors include a daughter, Rosina Berger Morris of Perry Hall; a brother, William Hess Jarrard of Pawcatuck, Conn.; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

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