“Berks” finished his journey of life on earth Saturday, March 7th. He is survived by his parents Tim and Melissa, siblings Jordan, Kyle, Grant, and Grace; girlfriend Chasity; grandfather Charles Walline, grandmother Mary Forsythe; nieces Rylie and Mary Kay Walline; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and last but not least, his beloved dog, Minnie. He was preceded by grandfather Berkley Forsythe, grandmother Betty Walline, and uncle Scott Forsythe.

His short, but meaningful life, consisted of baseball, fishing, and spending as much time as possible over the past two years with his best friend, Chas. In good times and in bad, she was steadfast in her devotion. Berkley had a big heart for the underdog, like his grandfathers Berkley and Charles, and he loved serving. Whether at church youth group mission trips, at school, or in his own community, he truly cherished the opportunity to help others. Berks welcomed newcomers to school, or church or at a youth retreat. He made the “outsider” feel at ease.

We will celebrate Berkley’s life, Saturday, March 14th (which would have been his 19th birthday) at Christ Church Anglican 5500 W. 91st St. Overland Park, KS at 10:00 am. Following the service will be a luncheon at the church and a graveside service at 3:00 pm at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Christ Church Youth Ministries, KC Hospice House or Freedom Fire Ministry.

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