Leslie Shamburg


SYRACUSE — Leslie Robert "Les" Shamburg, 74, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse.

SYRACUSE — Leslie Robert "Les" Shamburg, 74, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse.

He was born June 25, 1939, in Scottsville, to Virgil Robert and Velma Goldie Sadler Shamburg. He attended school in Syracuse, graduating in 1957.

Mr. Shamburg worked for Tifco Industries, retiring after 31 years.

On June 30, 1957, he married Kathleen Kay Downs in Scott City. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Leslie Shamburg Jr. and Garett Shamburg; a daughter, Sherie Gibbens; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Duane Shamburg of Smyrna, Tenn., Daniel Shamburg of Aurora, Colo., and Lenus Shamburg of Pearland, Texas; and five sisters, Roberta Peters of Salina, Lila Collette of Shawnee Mission, Neva Maxfield of Garden City, Telva Swensen of Manhattan, and Linda Donnelly of Englewood, Colo. He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Velma Sadler Shamburg Donnelly; a brother, Ronald Shamburg; and a sister, Edith Pilcher.

Funeral will begin at 11 a.m. MST Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Syracuse. Burial will follow at Syracuse Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 1 to 7 p.m. MST Friday at Fellers Funeral Home LLC, Syracuse. Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials payable to the Hamilton County VIP or Masonic Lodge of Syracuse may be sent in care of the funeral home, Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878.

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