Susan Leigh Rosetta, 76, Shawnee: Jan. 24, 1946 – May 16, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Susan Leigh Rosetta, 76, Shawnee: Jan. 24, 1946 – May 16, 2022

SHAWNEE, Kan. – Susan Leigh (Lombard) Rosetta was born Jan. 24,1946, in Garnett, Kan., to Jack and Rosalie (Ferguson) Lombard. After an extended illness, she died peacefully May 16, 2022, at Brookdale Rose Hill Care Facility, Shawnee, Kan.

Susan graduated from Humboldt High School in 1964 and from Clark’s School of Business, Topeka, Kan., in 1965.

She married James Emil Rosetta, April 8, 1967. They made their home in Topeka, where Susan began her working career at the State Office Building. Susan enjoyed a long career and later retired as the director of transportation at USD 437. During her time with the school district, Susan was involved with the Kansas State Pupil Association. She loved attending bus rodeos and won many awards while competing. She also held several positions on the board such as secretary, treasurer and president. Susan trained many bus drivers while working for USD 437.

Susan was a hard worker and would do anything for her family. Her children and grandchildren were her world. Susan spent many years working at Ken Berry baseball-softball complex, where she was head of the concession stand. Susan and her husband loved watching their children play ball and working at the complex.

Her husband, Jim, died in November 2018.

Susan is survived by her son, Todd (Shelley) Rosetta, Shawnee, and grandchildren, Alexa and Austin; daughter, Emily (Charles) Cheek, Emporia, Kan., and grandchildren, Connor and Madison; mother, Rosalie Lombard, Emporia; sisters, Sara Hill, Hillsboro, Kan., Lana (Bob) Clements, Humboldt, Kan., and Lisa Harper, Emporia; brother, Craig Lombard, Pratt, Kan.; sister-in-law, Judy (Ike) Eikleberry, Topeka; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Susan was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; dad, Jack Lombard; brother, Mark; sister-in-law, Connie (Skeeter) Irvine; and sister-in-law, Loraine (Bob) Duncan.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, Osage City, Kan. Family will receive friends an hour before service at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Osage City.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ken Berry League-SYAA, and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at

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