Florene Maye “Flo” Berblinger, 83, of Sterling, passed away June 20, 2018 at the Newton Medical Center, Newton, KS, after suffering a massive stroke. She was born on December 7, 1934 in Little River, KS, the daughter of Robert and Florence Murdick Reynolds. She graduated from Sterling High School.
Flo has resided at the Asbury Park Retirement Community in Newton for the past year, formerly of Sterling. She was a bank teller for First Bank in Sterling formerly the Farmers State Bank for twenty-five years. Flo was a member of the United Methodist Church, Sterling, where she also taught Sunday School for many years; member of the XI Zeta Delta Sorority; she was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels in Sterling; and was a faithful bridge player.
On April 15, 1955, Flo was united in marriage with Marion G. Berblinger in Sterling.
He preceded her in death on August 2, 2014. She is also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Robert, Brownlee, and Russell; four sisters, Bethel, Dorothy, Roberta, and twin sister Florence. She is survived by her son, Mike and Sarah Berblinger of Buhler, KS; two daughters, Pam and Dr. Ron Stevens of Newton, KS, and Sara and Steve Rivas of Sterling, KS; sister, Connie Morford of Newton, KS; nine grandchildren, Tyler (Ericia) Stevens, Lauren Stevens, Hayley (Jesse) Howard, Lindsey (Andrew) Johnson, Caroline (Jordan) Odell, Luke Berblinger, Rachel (Seth) Miller, Maren Berblinger, and Klint Carter; three step-grandchildren, Stephen Rivas, Ashley Bennett, and Anna Rivas; five great-grandchildren, Landyn and Oliver Stevens, Wyatt and Elliott Howard, and Evelyn Johnson; four step great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and her faithful companion Tally.
Funeral service will be 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the United Methodist Church, Sterling with Pastor Matt Hendricks officiating. Burial will be at the Sterling Community Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the Berblinger Family Scholarship Fund established at Sterling High School or Asbury Park Retirement Community in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.