George F. Berry, 79, of Overland Park, Ks., went into the arms of his Lord on September 13, 2019.
George was born on February 12, 1940, to George and Pauline Berry. George’s early years were spent on the family farm in Norborne, Mo. George graduated Norborne High School in 1958, attended University of Missouri at Rolla, received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Central Missouri (where he met his future wife, Carol) and MS in Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska.
George worked as a chemist, salesman and consulting engineer before starting his own consulting/design firm, Applied Console Technology.
George was active with family, church and community. He served in leadership positions with the Kansas State Extension office, became a Master Food Volunteer, and helped charter the Overland Park Community Garden. George taught cooking classes to a variety of organizations, including his church and met regularly with his “coffee guys” at McDonalds.
He later developed, manufactured and donated an all-natural laundry soap to local food pantries and charitable organizations, providing over 760 gallons of soap a year and earning him the title “The Soap Guy”.
George is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol. His family, Jean(Craig) Barnes, Patrick Berry(Kelly Cook), and Susan Wickoren; Grandchildren, Maxwell, Foster & Evan Wickoren, Tyler & Bridget Barnes; Sister, Betty(David) Albrecht and family. George was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sue Berry.
Visitation will be held October 4th, 6-8pm and the Memorial Service held October 5th at 2:00pm, both at the Community Covenant Church, 15700 W. 87thSt. Parkway, Lenexa, Ks.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Community Covenant Samaritan Fund or your favorite charity.