Wayne E. Berry

Posted Apr. 15, 2014 @ 6:45 am

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Augusta, Kansas

Wayne E. Berry, 72, of Augusta, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at home.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta, with Rev. John Bassett presiding. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery Augusta, with full military honors.

Wayne was born in Waseca, Minn. on Aug. 30, 1941, to the late Wilma (Atkinson) and Lambert Berry. He served and retired from the U.S. Air Force. Wayne served in Germany and during the Vietnam War. He also worked as a mechanic at bowling alleys and was a guard for the Kansas Dept. of Corrections. Wayne enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Holiday Bowl Recycled Teens Bowling Team and he was also a member of the Augusta Memorial VFW Post 6746. On June 19, 2010 he married Karen (Jackman) Berry in Augusta, and she survives him.

He is also survived by: a son, Damon Wayne Berry and wife Kristy of Allen, Texas; brothers, Allen Berry and Dale Strattman; sisters, Paula Mendenhall, Pam Knowles, Susan Harkreider, Cheryl Forte and Cindy Darboro; grandchildren, Brittney and Kayla; aunts, Lori Monroe and Audrey Iverson; and numerous nieces, nephew and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to help with funeral expenses or to the Augusta VFW Post 6746, P. O. Box 522 Augusta, KS 67010.