Lewis Leonard Warner Miles, 93, Burlingame: March 5, 2024 – May 13, 1930 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Lewis Leonard Warner Miles, 93, Burlingame: March 5, 2024 – May 13, 1930

BURLINGAME, Kan. – Lewis Leonard Warner Miles, 93, of Burlingame, Kan., died Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Midland Care House, Topeka, Kan. He was born May 13, 1930, in Burlingame, the son of Leonard Alvin and Annie Viola (Warner) Miles in the house where he lived most of his life.

He graduated in 1948 from Burlingame High School.

On May 20, 1951, Lewis was united in marriage to Laura Louise Kimball, at the Federated Church of Burlingame, Burlingame. They enjoyed 67 years of loving marriage until her passing in 2018.

Lewis was a third generation, life-long farmer and stockman, stewarding God’s creatures and land on the family farm near 110 Mile Creek, in Osage County. He also served his country in the United States Army from 1952 until 1954 in Germany during the Korean War as part of the 1st Combat Engineering Company and earned the rank of corporal. His name is on the veterans memorial in Osage City, Kan.

Lewis was a member of Farm Bureau, served a leadership role on the Osage County Farm Bureau board for 26 years, and was awarded both the Century Farm and the Bankers Soil Conservation Award designations. He was also a board member of the Burlingame Co-op and the Pauline Co-op, the Osage County Extension Board, and served on the Farmers Home Administration Board. Additionally, he was a volunteer for the Burlingame Dragoon Township Fire Department.

He was a very talented woodworker and served as a 4-H project leader for numerous projects. Lewis was a founding and long time member of the Burlingame Saddle Club. Together with his wife, Louise, they were honored as the grand marshals of the Burlingame Christmas Parade in 2009. He was a member of the Federated Church of Burlingame, serving 39 years as a board member, over 30 years as a Sunday school teacher and was a founding member of the Crusaders Sunday School Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Viola Miles; his wife, Laura Louise Miles; brother, Roland A. Miles; brother-in-law, Richard Kimball; son, Jerry Lauren Miles; and grandson, Rocky Scott Miles.

He is survived by James Miles (Pam), Windsor, Colo., Steven Miles (Crystal), Lawrence, Kan., Kenny Miles (Sharon), Burlingame, Virgil Miles (Christianne), Tonganoxie, Kan., and Jeanette Stinebaugh (Andy), Quenemo, Kan.; 10 grandchildren, Luke Miles, Bethany Lee, Jason Miles, Ben Miles, Carolyn Lowry, Jessica Miles, Tyler Miles, Tayler Kennedy, Laura Smith, and Amanda Brown; and 19 great-grandchildren, Samantha, Evan, Liam, Clara, Mariana, Oliver, Brixton, Trent, Shayne, Katie, Karley, Clayton, Kimber, Kimball, Burke, Jack, Herrick, Asher, and Clay.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Federated Church of Burlingame, 322 S. Topeka Ave., Burlingame. To celebrate Lewis’s life, a visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, 503 S. Topeka Ave., Burlingame, KS 66413.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Federated Church of Burlingame and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413. Condolences can be left at www.lamb-roberts.com.


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