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George Berline


December 31, 1967 ~ February 28, 2009


George Lue Berline was born December 31, 1967 in Blackwell, Oklahoma to Henry Jess and Beverly Ann Slentz Berline. He was the youngest of 7 children. He grew up on a farm in Grant County, Oklahoma. He loved the country and only lived in a town during college. He attended Caldwell public schools and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1986. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Automotive Technology and Engineering

from Pittsburg State University in 1991.

George married Kyane Nacoe Whaley on September 16, 2000. They made their home in Corbin. They had 2 children: a daughter, then a son, to complete their family in June of 2007. George started farming with his dad and brother when his feet could reach the tractor pedals. He loved his dad and talked about how he enjoyed taking his boots off for him after being out on the tractor all day. After graduation from college, he was a mechanic for Zeller Motors in Arkansas City for 5 years. He began working on jet engines for GE 11 years ago and was an inspector/mechanic there until his passing last week.

George was a proud father and had great times playing with his children. He knew how to be funny and silly with them. He adored his daughter and doted upon his son. Despite his rough and tough appearance and manner, the kids pulled a softness and goofiness from him that was endearing. He thought his children were absolutely perfect and would say so many times while watching them play together on the floor. He had a love of cars that

was passed down from his dad.

He collected and restored Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth cars and trucks and knew everything Mopar. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially if it involved being with friends. The recent purchase of the cabin at Blackwell Lake was to be the host of many more new adventures.

George loved music and had a wide range of appreciation. He loved concerts, and taught many others to love music as well. When George and Kyane started dating, they saw hundreds of musicians play. In fact, his knowledge and passion for it

is what charmed her the most. He played guitar and was partial to the Taylor and the Fender Strat. He bought his daughter a guitar last Christmas and was going to share his talent with her.

George loved to grill great steaks and

would often comment “we aren’t a chicken family....we eat beef”. He would even do the dishes afterwards, on

most occasions. He bought a Harley before he turned 40 and enjoyed every minute he rode it. George’s friendships and family were his most prized possessions and would remain loyal throughout all circumstances. George was a member of the Medford Masonic Lodge #108 AF & AM and the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell.

He is survived by Kyane, his wife, his daughter, Ivy Dayne, 7 years old, and his son, Ezra Vaughn, 20 months old, all of Corbin.

He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Janeen of Medford, OK, and sisters and brothers-in-law Dee Berline-Nauman & Randy Nauman of Anchorage, AK, Darcy Berline of Lawrence, Dani Berline-Winkler & Mark Winkler of Austin, TX, and Lisa Berline of Ponca City, OK and his in-laws, Clint and Wanda Whaley of Caldwell. He has many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins who also miss him very much. George was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis Ray.

George passed away February 28, 2009 in Caldwell, Kansas. He was 41 years old. His family loved him in indescribable ways and we will all miss him.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ivy and Ezra’s Education Fund or the First Presbyterian Church. Funeral services for George will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at the Presbyterian Church in Caldwell. Friends may call at the Mortuary from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2009 and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Casket will be closed at the church.

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Condolences

robert & nedelyn bannister

Family and Friends - 02/28/2009

sorry for your loss, if anything we can do for you,please call...bob & lynn

Glenn & Lisa Mudd & family

Family and Friends - 03/02/2009

Dale, Jeannine and family. We are so sorry to here of your loss. You and you family are in our thoughts and prayers

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David Rogers @ GE

Family and Friends - 03/02/2009

We here at GE have lost a very good friend. George, for me was like part of a family away from family! George will be missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and those closes to him! May God Bless David Rogers

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Sharon McConnell

Family and Friends - 03/02/2009

Kyanne & family, Sorry to hear of Georges death. Our thoughts are with you all at this time. The McConnell's

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Christine Tullis

Family and Friends - 03/02/2009

Kyanne, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you!!!

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Craig and Betsy Schale

Family and Friends - 03/02/2009

Kyanne, We are so sorry to hear about George. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. In Christ love, Betsy and Craig

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Brett & Rosie

Family and Friends - 03/02/2009

Kyane, Our thoughts are prayers are with you & Ivy.

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Dr. Harold and Tracey Small & Family

Family and Friends - 03/03/2009

Dear Berline family, We were saddened to hear of the loss of George. Our prayers are with you and we wanted to extend our sympathy. We will continue to lift your family up in prayer.

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Ge Fan Shop 3rd Shift

Family and Friends - 03/03/2009

The Fan Shop 3rd shift at GE, would like to send our condolences to George's family. Having George as a part of our shop was a huge plus. From his humor, friendship and especially his knowledge, he will be missed very dearly! Know that our prayers are with you.

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Ryan and Dana (McDorman) Krause

Family and Friends - 03/03/2009

Kyane & family- I was so sorry to hear about George. Please know that you and your family are our prayers during this very difficult time.

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Bonnie Guerra

Family and Friends - 03/03/2009

So sorry to hear of your lose. Lisa and your family are in our prayers. Proud to have had George in my high school class.

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Cara Cohee~Sivils

Family and Friends - 03/03/2009

Kyane & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers in your time of saddness. God Bless!

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Gary & Brenda Davis

Family and Friends - 03/03/2009

Dear Kyane and family, Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Gary & Brenda

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Justin and Jaime Elmore and Family

Family and Friends - 03/03/2009

Kyanne - We were all so saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers, and may the Lord lift you up in this difficult time. Sending much love your way.

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Jerry, Amber (Countryman) and Noah Schmitz

Family and Friends - 03/03/2009

Dear Kyane and family, We were so saddened to hear of your husband's death. You are in our thoughts always. Let us know if you need anything.

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Scribner Family

Family and Friends - 03/03/2009

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know we are praying for your family.

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Cyndi (Ehlers) Owen

Family and Friends - 03/03/2009

Kyane and Family~ I am so sorry to hear about your loss! George was a great guy who could always bring a smile to your face! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Cyndi

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Debbie Deardeuff Simunek

Family and Friends - 03/03/2009

I am shocked and saddened to see this in the Blackwell paper. I grew up terrorizing George as he did us when I would be over to play with Lisa. Berline family I am so so saddened. God's strenghth will get you through.

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Julie Deardeuff Ray

Family and Friends - 03/04/2009

So sorry to hear about your loss. I have known your family forever. George was the baby brother when Dani and I used to play together. He was a great guy and will be missed by all.

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Mike & Connie Vaden

Family and Friends - 03/04/2009

Kyane, We are so sorry to hear of your loss...George was a great guy who always made me smile....if there is ever anything we can do please let us know...you are in our thoughts and prayers...

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Clay and Collette Ginn and family

Family and Friends - 03/05/2009

Kyane, our deepest sympathies on your loss. We have been and will continue praying for you and your children.

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