Lolita Lucille Laubach

Sept. 17, 1924 – Jan. 6, 2019

TOPEKA — Lolita Lucille Laubach, Topeka, formerly of Scranton, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at McCrite Care Center, Topeka. She was 94.

She was born Sept. 17, 1924, at Olsburg, the daughter of Le Roy and Elsie Toothaker Warthen. She moved to Wheaton when she was six months old. She graduated from Wheaton High School.

She attended Clark's Business School, Topeka and was employed by Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company as a cashier from 1943 to 1953.

Marilyn Adkins

Oct. 31, 1937 – Jan. 5, 2019

EMPORIA — Marilyn “Joan” Adkins died early Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2019, at Emporia Place. She was 81.

She was born Oct. 31, 1937, at Brewster, the daughter of Marion A. and Vera J. Lowe Tucker. She attended high school in Hayward, Calif., and graduated from Hayward High School with class of 1955. Following high school, she joined U.S. Navy and received nursing training while serving.

Shirley Nadine Parks

April 5, 1931 – Jan. 5, 2019

TOPEKA — Shirley Nadine Parks, beloved wife of Lawrence E. Parks, Miller, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, surrounded by her family. She was 81.

She was born April 5, 1931, daughter of Ed and Fern Johnson, Miller. She graduated from Miller High School in 1949.

She worked as a nurse aid before marrying her high school sweetheart, Lawrence, March 26, 1950. They were married in the house where she lived until her passing. He survives.

Overbrook water main break repaired

The water main repair in the alley behind 309 Maple has been completed and service has been restored to the area. There may be some discoloration in the water or air in lines in surrounding areas. Adequate pressures and chlorine residual were maintained so this break did not require a boil advisory. For more information, call Overbrook City Hall at (785) 665-7328.

Community Calendar January 4 - 17

Sunday, Jan. 6
o St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Scranton, annual nativity showcase 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 6 in conjunction with Epiphany of Our Lord. Freewill donation to benefit building fund. For more information, contact Lois Shuck at (785) 665-7893 or Mary Burgett at (785) 836-7887.

Monday, Jan. 7
o Osage City Lions Club meeting, 7 p.m., Osage City Country Club.
o Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., ELMS Community Building, 228 Main St., Carbondale.

Tuesday, Jan. 8
o Overbrook senior citizen community senior citizens covered dish luncheon, noon, Brookside Retirement Community, community room, Overbrook. For more information, call Emery Elliott at (785) 665-7159.
o Amelia Earhart - LIVE!, 7 p.m., Osage City Public Library. Free and open to all ages.

Wednesday, Jan. 9
o Burlingame Library story time 10 a.m.
o Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 to 9 p.m., Parsonage House, 224 N. Topeka Ave., Osage City.

Thursday, Jan. 10
o Taco feed, 5 to 8 p.m., Eagles Club, Osage City.

Monday, Jan. 14
o Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., ELMS Community Building, 228 Main St., Carbondale.

Tuesday, Jan. 15
o Tuesday Table, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Overbrook.

Wednesday, Jan. 16
o Burlingame Library story time 10 a.m.
o Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 to 9 p.m., Parsonage House, 224 N. Topeka Ave., Osage City.

Thursday, Jan. 17
o Harvesters Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon, Federated Church’s parking lot, Burlingame.

Community calendar items may be submitted to ochcnews@gmail.com, faxed to (785) 528-4811, called in to (785) 528-3511, mailed to P.O. Box 266, Osage City, KS 66523, or dropped off at 527 Market St., Osage City.

Water Main Break in Overbrook

The City of Overbrook has announced there is a water main break in the alley behind the Overbrook Public Library. Services on the west side of Maple from 303 Maple Street north through 319 Maple Street are affected. Please call City Hall at (785) 665-7328 if you have questions.

Updates to 2018 Features

Read updates on feature stories from 2018 and more in the January 3, 2019 edition of The Osage County-Herald Chronicle.

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Eva Katherine Sebring

Nov. 29, 1928 – Dec. 27, 2018

OVERBROOK — Eva Katherine Sebring, Overbrook, formerly of Burlingame, died Dec. 27, 2018, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was 90.

She was born Nov. 29, 1928, the daughter of Fred Aaron Sortor and Ana Urania Carolina Tolin Sortor, Colby. She grew up in Clay Center, graduating from Clay Center High School with the class of 1946 with a degree in normal training.

She married LeRoy Sebring Oct. 19, 1946, at Clay Center. They celebrated 52 years of marriage until Leroy passed away in 1998.

Jay Clifford Borsdorf

July 4, 1940 – Dec. 24, 2018

TOPEKA — Jay Clifford Borsdorf, Burlingame, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. He was 78.

He was born July 4, 1940, at Emporia, the son of Cornelius Augusta and Frances Irene Staley Borsdorf. He farmed all of his life in the Harveyville community.

He married his loving and devoted wife, Judith Jane Bruce, Harveyville, June 22, 1957. She survives. They had four children, Wesley Borsdorf, Kimbra Kahle, Tammy Dudzik and Timothy Borsdorf.

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