June Elizabeth Workman, 97, Burlingame: June 3, 1926 – Dec. 24, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

June Elizabeth Workman, 97, Burlingame: June 3, 1926 – Dec. 24, 2023

BURLINGAME, Kan. – June Elizabeth (Carlson) Workman, 97, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, Kan. June was born June 3, 1926, in Osage City, Kan., the daughter of Fred William and Jessie Leota (Newman) Carlson.

She grew up in Osage City, attending Osage City High School, before uniting in marriage with Phil Workman on Jan. 14, 1943.

In the spring of 1948, June and Phil began working their farm five miles southwest of Harveyville, Kan., purchasing it a year later. Together, they worked and made their home there for 50 years before retiring and moving to Burlingame, Kan.

In Burlingame, June was an active member of many community organizations, including the Saturday Afternoon Club, Osage County Arts & Crafts Club, and served on the boards of The Friends of the Library and the Burlingame Historical Preservation Society. June was also very active in the Burlingame Federated Church, where she spent many years volunteering in the nursery, helping to arrange funeral dinners, and countless other functions and Bible studies. One of the Bible studies was hosted by June in her home for many years.

Preceding June in death is her husband, Phil Workman; an infant son, at birth; sisters, Ruth Carlson, Wilma Gilliland, Anna Lane, Judy Magnuson, and Ida Weltho; brothers, Robert Carlson, Richard Carlson, Earl Carlson, Fred Carlson, Charles Carlson, and Paul Carlson; and foster son, Gene Burgess.

June’s loving memory lives on in the hearts of her sisters, Mary Morris, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., Sue Droegemeier, Reading, Kan., Jennie Benton, Bullard, Texas, and Sharon Coates, Whitney, Texas; brother, Jerry Carlson, Osage City; foster son, Marion L. Burgess, Tyler, Texas; and countless other relatives, loved ones, and friends.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Federated Church of Burlingame, 322 S. Topeka Ave., Burlingame, with visitation at 10 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be at Burlingame Cemetery following services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Federated Church of Burlingame, sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at vanarsdalefs.com.

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