June 16, 2022

LAMAR- Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Konantz Warden Funeral Home for Delbert Raymond Berryhill, 85, Lamar, who died Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Interment will be held at Waters Cemetery at a later date.

The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Carl Junction Fire Department or Milford Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.

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Survivors include his children, Jeanie Wyrick and husband John, Joplin, Sherri Bayless and husband Jim, Lamar, Terry Hirshey and wife Terri, Carl Junction and Gary Hirshey and wife Sue, Carl Junction; grandchildren, Brian Bayless and wife Charity, Krysti Blankenship and husband Harold, Chad Bayless and wife Heather, Clay McCallister, Seth Bayless and wife Megan, Matt Hirshey and wife Tamerah, Kaylee Nash and husband Brandon and Christian Hirshey; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. He was also survived by his siblings, Ronald Berryhill and wife Joan, Kay Divine and husband Bob, Charles Berryhill and wife Rhonda and Lorene Darrah and husband Johnny.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Marti.

Mr. Berryhill was born June 14, 1937, in rural Barton County near Oakton, to Norval and Ruby (Wescott) Berryhill. He attended Lamar High School and graduated in 1955. In the summer breaks he enjoyed working on the farm in Jasper with his uncle, Lawrence Berryhill. After graduation he drove a truck for Berryhill Oil Company and then went on to drive for Yellow Freight for the next 43 years, a career that gave him the distinction of being in the top three longest working drivers.

He also helped Brother Adams with his mules and volunteered with the Carl Junction Fire Department in the 70s and 80s. He was a member of the Milford Christian Church. He enjoyed fishing, trains and vacationing and camping with his children and grandchildren. He raised his four stepchildren and they honor him as a loving father who literally stepped up to raise them.