Body recovered from Pomona Lake identified

OVERBROOK—The Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers responded to a report of a body found Sunday afternoon at Pomona Lake.

“Upon further investigation and report of missing kayaker, it was determined that the body was that of Cynthia Steward, 44, of Ottawa,” said Laurie Dunn, Osage County Sheriff.

The body was found in Pomona Lake near the boat ramp at 110 Mile Recreation Area at Pomona Lake.

Bobby Thornburgh

Aug. 22, 1936 – March 26, 2015

TOPEKA—Bobby “Bob” Thornburgh, Burlingame, died March 26, 2015, at a Topeka hospital. He was 78.

He was born Aug. 22, 1936, at Little Rock, Ark. He graduated high school in 1956, from Blue Jacket, Okla.

He married Marjorie Davis, Blue Jacket, Okla., on August 26, 1956. She survives.

He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 45 years until his retirement in 2001.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Thornburgh.

Robert Earl Seastrom

June 24, 1944 – March 17, 2015

TOPEKA—Robert Earl “Bobby” Seastrom, Burlingame, died March 17, 2015, at Plaza West, Topeka. He was 70.

He was born June 24, 1944, at Burlingame, the son of Earl and Thelma Dennison Seastrom.

He owned and operated Fina Station and Bob’s Service. He worked for Goodyear, Mussatto Motors, and KanBuild Homes as a plumber. He spent his retired years doing what he loved, repairing tractors and mowers.

Katherine Jane Graham

Feb. 20, 1950 – March 26, 2015

CARBONDALE—Katherine Jane Graham, Carbondale, formally of Burlingame, died March 26, 2015, peacefully at her home. She was 65.

She was born Feb. 20, 1950, at Dover, the daughter of John and Lillie Howell Herrick.

She married David A. Graham Aug. 30, 1968, at Wellington. He survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and Robert Herrick; and a sister Mary Wright.

Katherine Jane Graham

Feb. 20, 1950 – March 26, 2015

CARBONDALE—Katherine Jane Graham, Carbondale, formally of Burlingame, died March 26, 2015, peacefully at her home. She was 65.

She was born Feb. 20, 1950, at Dover, the daughter of John and Lillie Howell Herrick.

She married David A. Graham Aug. 30, 1968, at Wellington. He survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and Robert Herrick; and a sister Mary Wright.

Lola B. Shogren

June 21, 1919 – March 27, 2015

BURLINGAME—Lola B. Shogren, Burlingame, stepped into Glory March 27, 2015. She was 95.

She was born June 21, 1919, at Brewster, the daughter of Hiel and Nellie Russell Hale. She attended school and grew up in Brewster.

She married Carl Shogren Oct. 17, 1935, at Brewster. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1997.

They moved north of Burlingame where they farmed for many years. She was a long time member of Grace Assembly, Burlingame.

Marie Wiebler

Sept. 13, 1927 – March 24, 2015

SCRANTON—Marie Wiebler, Scranton, died March 24, 2015. She was 87.

She was born Sept. 13, 1927, at Stockport, Iowa, the daughter of Dale and Esther Edwards.

She worked over 30 years in phone companies and retired in 1986, from Southwestern Bell. She was a member of the Southwestern Bell Pioneers. She was recognized for her role in many fundraiser campaigns for the United Way with Southwestern Bell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; and a grandson, Eric Wiebler.

Burlingame Lions establish endowment fund

The Burlingame Lions Club presented Allen Community College with an endowment fund to be use for two scholarships for Burlingame High School juniors that wish to take concurrent classes at Burlingame ACC campus during their senior year. In return, Cindy Adams, ACC director of development, left, presented plaques to founding members of the Burlingame Lions Club who are still with the club today, from left center – Gerald Markley, Alton Mills and Ken Dubois.

Kiwanis present emergency buckets to school

OSAGE CITY—As a part of Kiwanis International's 100th anniversary celebration during the 2015 year, local Kiwanis clubs were encouraged to come up with a special service project for their communities. Osage City Kiwanis decided to provide emergency preparedness buckets for the Osage City Elementary School.

“With the completion of the new storm shelter at the school, it seemed an appropriate project to undertake,” said Dave Azwell, club member.

The idea was presented to the club by member Kathi Webster after she read about a similar project at Washburn Rural.

Cleo Byron Hitt

Jan. 13, 1927—March 23, 2015

TOPEKA—Cleo Byron Hitt, died Monday, March 23, 2015 at Stormont Vail Hospital, following a brief illness. He was 88.

He was born Jan. 13, 1927 in Severy, to Floyd E. and Lucy Binns Hitt. At the age of 2, they moved to a farm in Howard where he grew up. In 1945, he joined the army and spent his service years in Belgium and Germany working with WWII prisoners of war.

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