Obituary of Beverly Buck Beverly “Joan” Buck, 84, a resident of Marion, was surrounded by her family when she passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2018. She was born in Marion on September 6, 1933, to Elmer “Abe” and Eileen (Ross) McMillan. Joan was a graduate of Marion High School’s class of 1951. She married J Merrill Buck on October 18, 1952, and they had two children, Jay and Christy. Family and friends were Joan’s priorities. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren excel in a variety of activities, including music, sports, dance, and academics. As well as being engaged with her own family, she was very active and proud to be a Para-Pro in the Marion Community Schools system for many years helping children learn to read. Her passions included Marion Giants basketball, being a current season ticket holder starting in high school, and an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs. Joan was lucky to have not just one best friend throughout life, but having three to enjoy traveling, the Giants, and miscellaneous mischief. Survivors include her husband, J Merrill Buck, Marion; son and daughter-in-law, Jay L. (Cathryn) Buck, Carmel; daughter and son-in-law, Christy (Paul) Butche, Port Charlotte, Florida; treasured cousin, Denise Conn, Avon; four grandchildren, Jason (Staci) Buck, Selma, Julie (Scott) Moorehead, Carmel, Amanda Butche, Port Charlotte, Florida, and Gabriel Butche, Troy, Michigan; and seven great-grandchildren, Avery, Jackson, Sofani, and Anna Buck, Mason and Marlee Moorehead, and Savannah Conn. In addition to her cherished parents, she was preceded in death by a dear uncle, Vernon McMillan, and her three best friends, Barb Street, Norma Thomas, and Evelyn Button. The family will receive visitors from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN. Services to celebrate Joan’s life will be held at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018. Beverly’s grandson, Jason Buck, will be officiating the service. Burial will follow at Estates of Serenity. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Riley Children’s Hospital at www.rileykids.org or The Grant County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, c/o Treasurer, 1505 Overlook Rd., Marion, IN 46952. Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Beverly Joan Buck 1933 2018.
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