Rosco F. Sanborn

August 20, 1927August 2, 2018

Rosco Frank Sanborn, 90, born in Ashland, KS on August 20, 1927, passed away August 2, 2018. Rosco worked as an appraiser at the Sedg. Co. Appraiser's Office. Rosco was in the Merchant Marines during WWII. During that time, he participated in Operation Crossroads ordered by the Joint Chief of Staff to test the effect of the Atomic Bomb on Naval vessels and conducted at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Rosco was preceded in death by, spouse, Iris Jean Sanborn; 4 legged daughter Misty Morning; both parents, Guy and Ruth Sanborn; brother, Rodney Sanborn. Rosco is survived by, son, Mark (Karlene) Sanborn; daughters, Rhonda Wilson and Karen (Jim) Riley; sisters, Wilma Phelps and Edna Lewis; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Resthaven Gardens of Memory at 3:00 PM, Monday August 6, 2018 with a visitation in the mortuary one hour prior. Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice.


  • Mark (Karlene) Sanborn, Son
  • Rhonda Wilson, Daughter
  • Karen (Jim) Riley, Daughter
  • Wilma Phelps, Sister
  • Edna Lewis, Sister
  • Iris Jean Sanborn, Wife
  • Misty Morning, 4-legged Daughter
  • Guy Sanborn, Father
  • Ruth McLellan Sanborn, Mother
  • Rodney Sanborn, Brother
  • Rosco also leaves 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren to cherish his memory.

  • Billy D. Phelps, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Fred Lewis, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chad Dixon, Casket Bearer
  • Sean Riley, Casket Bearer
  • Jim Riley, Casket Bearer
  • Brian Riley, Casket Bearer
  • Dashon Starr, Casket Bearer
  • Rudy Lenaerts, Casket Bearer


  • Visitation Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, August 6, 2018

Rosco F. Sanborn

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Harry Simpson

August 5, 2018

Fair winds and following seas sailor.
"Boatswain... Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore..."

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Family Lenaerts

August 4, 2018

with invisible ink,
He wrote very carefully
his book of life,
leaf by leaf,
day in and day out,
Chapter after chapter,
year in and year out.

now his life's book
from hand to hand
and arouses respect
in whom it all the way up
and all who with love in reads
gets admiration
for what is wordless unfolds.

his life's book is now
a chapter in
the big book of life
that tells us to come and go's:
the book that is lived.