Gary Buek, 82, Burlingame: March 7, 1939 – Feb. 9, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Gary Buek, 82, Burlingame: March 7, 1939 – Feb. 9, 2022

BURLINGAME, Kan. – Gary M. Buek, 82, of Burlingame, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. He was born March 7, 1939, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Hayden and Nadine (Morgan) Buek.

He grew up and graduated from Burlingame High School with the class of 1957.

Gary was united in marriage to Virginia Ward. She passed away Oct. 25, 1962. From this union four children were born, Pam, Richard, John and William. Gary married Shirley Shoemaker on May 1, 1965, in Perry, Kan. From this union one child was born, Bradley. They have shared more than 56 years of marriage.

After 31 years, Gary retired as a supervisor at Hallmark Cards, Topeka, Kan. He was a farmer and raised livestock on the family farm for many years.

He was a member of the Burlingame Federated Church. Gary enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed playing pitch.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia; and two sisters, Beverly Hoffer and Carolee Hendersen.

Surviving family includes his wife, Shirley, of the home; a daughter, Pam Sims and husband, Jerry, of Canton, Ga.; four sons, Richard Buek, Topeka, John Buek, Burlingame, William Buek, Topeka, and Ret. Lt. Col. Brad Buek and wife, Melissa, of Acworth, Ga.; a sister, Jane Roth, Burlingame; and 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Federated Church, 322 S. Topeka Ave., Burlingame. Interment will follow at the Burlingame Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, 503 S. Topeka Ave., Burlingame.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Federated Church of Burlingame or American Heart Association and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413. Condolences can be left at

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