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Leo Berry

November 2, 1929 — June 6, 2013

Rossville- Leo D. Berry, 83, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.

He was born November 2, 1929 at Topeka, the son of Leo Daniel and Mildred Rupin Berry. Leo grew up in the Rossville community and graduated from St. Marys High School, in 1947. He attended Creighton University and Kansas State University and served in the United States Coast Guard.

Mr. Berry owned and operated the Berry Grain and Seed Company, Berry Fertilizer and Berry Irrigation companies for many years before selling them on July 28, 1976 and retiring. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville and the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Lee Berry.

Leo was united in marriage to Darlene Thompson in 1954 in Greensburg. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Michael (Cindy) Berry, Meriden, and Vincent (Stacy) Berry, Topeka; a daughter, Rhonda (Gary) Busse, Raymore, MO; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville. Interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery. Mr. Berry will lie in state after 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 10, 2013 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until the rosary at 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church or Catholic Charities of North East Kansas and sent in care of the funeral home.

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