Kathleen Louise Buffington, age 81, of Bowling Green, formerly of rural Middletown, passed away unexpectedly at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Mo. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia. A service was held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Bob Hoehn. Music was provided by Letha Perkins – soloist. Interment was in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Potterfield, Matthew Hobbs, George Street, Donnie Street, Carl Dry, and Jerry Northcutt.
Kathleen Louise Buffington was born on October 26, 1931 near Bradley, Ill., the daughter of Charles R. and Gladys (Jones) Duncan. She married Glen Davidson on February 12, 1950; he preceded her in death in 1952; she then married Lloyd M. Buffington on December 1, 1957.
She was a longtime rural Middletown resident and member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church. Kathleen had helped Lloyd on the family’s farm near Middletown and enjoyed fishing and cutting the grass and other outside yard work.
Survivors include her husband Lloyd of Bowling Green; four daughters, Barbara Lake of Hannibal, Mo.; Janette Porter of Stoutsville, Mo.; Marlene Fischer, of rural Vandalia, Mo.; Kathleen Reading of rural Middletown, Mo.; also survived by 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Marvin Ray Buffington; two brothers, and five sisters. Memorials are encouraged to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Parkinson’s Foundation.