In Memory

Bill Berryman

Bill Berryman

William “Bill” Berryman, 68, died unexpectedly May 12, 2013 at his home in Great Bend, Kansas. Bill had gone to bed the night before not feeling well and passed away in his sleep.

He was born October 31, 1944 at Newton, Kansas, the son of William Golden “Bo” and Molly Nelvina (Hill) Berryman. He married Victoria Kay Shoemaker March 9, 1965 at Newton. He began working as a lineman in 1965 for Central Kansas Electric Cooperative, which then became Midwest Energy. He climbed the ranks as serviceman, staking engineer, and community representative with Midwest Energy, retiring in 2008 after forty-two years of service. He was a Great Bend resident since 1965, coming from Newton.

Bill was a member of First Presbyterian Church, StoneRidge Golf Club, Golden Belt Community Foundation Board of Directors, Cougar Booster Club, Panther Booster Club, and 4th of July Committee. He served on the board and was an ambassador for Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, was co-chairman of the 3i Show in Great Bend, served on the Great Bend City Council, and was named Citizen of the Year in 2006.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki Berryman, of the home; one son, William Layne Berryman, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one daughter, Darci Reneé Berryman Blum, Manhattan, Kansas; three grandchildren: Jotni Berryman Pankey, Kialy Berryman, and Jaedyn Berryman; one great-grandchild, Coranda Pankey; and one dog, Velvet.