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Alberta D. Buckman

November 4, 1918 - July 17, 2008

SPRINGFIELD – Alberta D. Buckman of Springfield passed into God’s hands at 11 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2008, at Villa Health Care East in Sherman.

She was born Nov. 4, 1918, in Newton, the daughter of Kenneth and Rosetta Ireland Elkin. She married Ralph D. Buckman on April 1, 1937; he preceded her in death on July 1, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Agnes Vargo and Eunice Matthews; a brother, Russell Elkin; and a grandson, Kyle Buckman.

Mrs. Buckman retired as a cashier from Springfield Clinic after 15 years of service. She was a member of Bethel American Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol Sarsha and Linda Butler, both of Springfield; two sons, Ralph Marvin (wife, Judy) Buckman of Sherman and Steven (wife, Kathy) Buckman of Springfield; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, George Elkin of Utah; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2008,, at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Ted Marrinan officiating. Burial will be in Farmington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel American Baptist Church.

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