Mary H. Buckman

Mary H. Buckman, 82, of Scheller, passed away at 10:00 P.M., 
Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at the Fairview Nursing Center 
in Du Quoin. 

Mary was an inspector for Obear-Nester Glass Company in East 
St. Louis, IL. She had also worked at Open Kitchens at Madison, 
IL. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in 
Du Bois. 

She was born July 6, 1922 at Scheller, IL, the daughter of 
John Oten and Harriet (Laur) Hester. She married Walter Edward 
Pelker in 1939 at St. Charles, MO and he preceded her in death 
in 1947. She then married Robert Buckman in 1952 at St. Charles 
Catholic Church in Du Bois, IL and he preceded her in death in 1985.

She is survived by one son - Walter Pelker and wife Pat of Scheller, 
IL, three sisters - Flora Prusacki of Edwardsville, IL, Rebecca Nowicki 
of Ashley, IL, Laurene Roe of St. Peters, MO, three grandchildren - Mary 
Carolyn Schmidt and husband Brian of Swansea, IL, Walter Pelker Jr. and 
wife Karen of Scheller, IL and James Michael Pelker and wife Jennifer 
of Tamaroa, IL, and four great grandchildren - Elizabeth Ann Gray, 
Breanne Pelker, Kiley Marie Pelker, and Brian James Schmidt. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, one brother  
John Benjamin Hester and one sister Luthera Anderson. 

Mass of Christian Burial was at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 18, 2004 
at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Du Bois with Msgr. Melvin Vandeloo 
officiating. Friends called from 5 to 8 P.M., Friday at the Searby 
Funeral Home in Tamaroa. Rosary was prayed at 7 P.M., Friday at the 
funeral home. Interment was in the St. Charles Cemetery at Du Bois, IL. 
Friends may make memorials to the St. Charles Catholic Church 
Renovation Fund.

Date: 16 Sep 2004   
Source: Du Quoin Evening Call
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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