Obituary: Reilly Berry


Berry, Reilly pictureKarl Reilly Berry, 16, of McPherson, KS, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at his home in McPherson.

Reilly was born on September 8, 2003, in Salina, KS, the son of Justin Wayne and Michelle Anne (Bagby) Berry.  He went to Roosevelt Elementary School, McPherson Middle School, and was currently a sophomore at McPherson High School.

Reilly was on the McPherson High School Debate and Forensics Team, played the viola in Strings, and attended several summer space camps. He had previously worked at Burger King where he was “Employee of the Year” and had worked for Sindy Rosproy at Mockingbird Vintage and Estates.  He was currently learning to play the guitar and bass guitar and loved driving his car.

Survivors include: his father, Justin Berry of McPherson, KS; mother, Michelle Berry of McPherson, KS; brother, Evan Berry of McPherson, KS; sister, Alex Berry of McPherson, KS; grandparents, Karl Bagby of Owasso, OK, Larry Berry (Sue) of Chandler, OK, and Sheryl Krehbiel (Wes) of McPherson, KS; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Valeria “Anne” Bagby.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  The memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 18, at the First Christian Church with Tabetha Rosproy officiating.  A private burial of cremains will be held at the Fredonia City Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial donations may be given to the McPherson High School Debate & Forensics in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at


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