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Laverne Berry

March 28, 1927 ~ June 3, 2017 (age 90)

Laverne’s life began on March 28, 1927, the son of Lester and Olive (Coon) Berry in Norwich, Kansas. He graduated from Norwich High Class of 1945 and married Barbara Jean Holder on July 18, 1948, also in Norwich.

Laverne retired as the Manager of Experimental Testing at Boeing in January of 1992. He enjoyed working on cars, going to the lake to water ski, the Benton Senior Center, and volunteering at Victory in the Valley.

His loving family includes his daughter and her husband, Christine “Chris” and Mark Andersen of Council Grove, Kansas; son and his wife, Brad and Linda Berry of Towanda; brother, Gary Berry of Norwich; grandchildren, Allison (Jared) Swilley and Grant (Kaytlan) Berry all of Towanda; 4 great-grandchildren, Lauren, Maren, Camryn and Graydon.

Laverne was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 57 years, Barbara in 2006 and a brother, Bob Berry. Laverne passed away, Saturday, June 3, 2017, having reached the age of 90 years old.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 9, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Towanda with Pastor David Gibbs officiating. Inurnment will follow the service in Benton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Susan B. Allen Cancer Center, 700 W. Central, El Dorado, KS 67042. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Laverne at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Susan B. Allen Foundation
720 W. Central, El Dorado KS 67042
Tel: 1-316-321-3300

 Service Information

June 9, 2017

11:00 AM to TBD
First Baptist Church of Towanda
521 N 11th St
Towanda, KS

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