(Oct. 03, 2012 - Hot Springs, AR.)...
Penny Berryman, 62, one of the most successful women in bass fishing, died Sunday at her home in Hot Springs.
She has competitively fished for 30 years but was sidelines in 2008, when she was diagnosed with meningiomaumor growing behind her left eye.
She was considered one of the best, qualifying for 25 championships in various tournament trails. Her achievements occurred on the Bass’N Gals circuit, as she won the 1992 Classic, 1995 U.S. Invitational and 1997 Angler of the Year honors.
In later years, she earned four Top 10 finishes in the Bassmaster Women’s Tour and was inducted into Bass Pro Shops’ Living Legends of Fishing in 2004.
Devoting time to teaching others in classes and seminars, as well as during tournaments.
Visitation for Berryman will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Davis-Smith Funeral Home in Hot Springs. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday.