George F. Berry

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.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Community Covenant Samaritan Fund or your favorite charity.


  1. Julie Fletcher on September 29, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    I am praying so hard for you these days. George was a very special man and I enjoyed being in
    Growth Group with you both for many years. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you in the coming days.

  2. Mike & Jane Niday on September 23, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Carol, God has a new cook! Enjoyed being a part of Master Food Volunteers with George. Recall that at one time we attended the same church. He was a warm, gentle friend who loved you and his Heavenly Father. Blessings and love to you and your family. Mike & Jane Niday

  3. Cindy on September 20, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Since we knew each other you opened your big hearts to me and my family introducing us to the true generous American way of life. We love and miss you Dad and we will always remember your kindnesses. Best wishes to Mommy, Carol and her entire family. Mommy you are brave and the kindest woman I have ever had the privilege to get to know. We love you, Ye, Cindy, Faith and Oliver

  4. Paula Domianus on September 19, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Sorry, Carol, I was relying on spellcheck in my comment earlier and the song title is supposed to be “If You Could See Me Now” … not know, so a lot of the typos that say know should actually be “now”. Sending you prayers and hugs

  5. Anne Mueller on September 19, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    To Carol and family,
    May God give you peace as you relish in the memories of George, who loved his God first and service second. Praying for all of you.
    Anne Mueller

  6. Paula Domianus on September 19, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Yes, I too have wonderful childhood memories of our cousin George Francis. He had a special way of holding our families together after each of our parents passed away. I have great peace knowing he is with our Heavenly father now. A friend of mine recorded a song, which gives me comfort, it’s called “If You Could See Me Know”, so these words are for you Carole, kids and grandkids…”My prayers have all been answered, I’ve finally arrived. The healing that had been delayed has now been realized. No ones in a hurry, there’s no schedule to keep. We’re all enjoying Jesus, just sitting at His feet. If you could see me know, I’m walking on the streets of gold. If you could see me know, I’m standing tall and whole. If you could see me know, you’d know I’ve seen His face and all the pain has been erased. You wouldn’t want me to ever leave this perfect place. My light and temporary trials have worked out for the good, to know it brought Him glory when we misunderstood. Tho we’ve had our sorrows, they can never compare with what Jesus has in store for us, no language can even share. If you could see me know, you wouldn’t want me to ever leave this perfect place.” Love to my family, George

  7. Paula J. Domianus on September 19, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Yes, I too have wonderful childhood memories of our cousin George Francis! What a guy, he had a special way of keeping all the family together after each of our parents passed away. I have great peace and comfort knowing George has now received his crown and robe in heaven. He is standing tall and walking on the streets of gold. Bless you George, I’m sending you hugs till we meet again in that most perfect place. ❣

  8. Barry and Sheri rlam on September 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Hugs and Prayers to the Berry family during this difficult time. George,though we didn’t know him well,was a beautiful man and always had a smile that you couldn’t forget. We pray for Carol and family today and in the days to come. George is with God and watching over you all!!

    • Barry and Sheri Elam on September 19, 2019 at 2:16 pm

      Barry and Sheri Elam(not rlam)

  9. Marcia K. Robson on September 19, 2019 at 10:27 am

    George has been a dear Christian friend for over 50 years, We shared a life full of events around our children and our faith walk. We have laughed together, played together, cried together and grown together. George and Carol, my husband and I have had some great weekends together exploring new places. I will miss you but rejoice in knowing we will meet again.

  10. Ronald Lee DeHaven on September 19, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Many years ago when I lived in Junction City, Kansas, I got to spend some time with you and your family. Those were some memories that I will never forget. Your and Carol’s kindness to all of us family members will always be cherished. It was a privilege to have you as my cousin.

  11. Diana Mitts on September 18, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Such a respected friend. I am so thankful for His Christian witness to us.

  12. Michael Neil Potter on September 18, 2019 at 10:52 am

    I have many happy memories of George Francis when we were children. Also many happy memories after we became adults. I’ll see you on the other side, my cousin and friend.

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