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     Helen Buckner, age 92, of Lamar, died Monday April 2, 2012 at Truman Healthcare Center.

     Helen was born March 18, 1920 at Sapulpa, OK. On October 2, 1938 she married Robert Buckner at Pocahontas, AR and together they had four children.

     Spending most of her life as a homemaker, Helen also worked briefly as a Nurses Aide in Atlanta, GA and Lockwood, MO.  After "retirement", she and Robert enjoyed traveling across the country and worked for several years at Silver Dollar City and Compton Ridge Campground in Branson, MO.  Helen was a member of First Baptist Church of Lockwood.

     Helen is survived by one son, Steve and Marlys Buckner, of Lamar; one daughter,  Darlene & Dwight Gibson, of Lakeview, AR; a daughter-in-law, Erika Buckner, of Leonville, LA; seven grandchildren, Pam Hale, of Hickory, NC, Brett Buckner, of Breaux Bridge, LA, Clint Buckner, of Chicago, IL, Shelley Chaudoir, of Lafayette, LA, Marcia Broussard, of Duson, LA, Ashley Bunevich, of Orlando, FL, and Drew Buckner, of Lamar, MO; and 12 great grandchildren.

     Preceding her in death were her husband of 58 years, one son Rolland Buckner in 2011, one daughter Cynthia Buckner in 1960, and one grandson, Vince Gibson in 1989.

    A memorial service for Helen will be held at 10:00 am Friday, April 6, 2012 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow at 12:00 pm at Ash Grove Cemetery, Ash Grove, MO

     Contributions are suggested to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association or Samaritan's Purse in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#7 Leonville, LAEricka Buckner 2012-04-06 07:43
Steve, Marlys, Ashley, Drew, Darlene and Gibb:
Sending my love and lots of hugs to you! I want each of you to know that even though I am not able to be there with you, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Momma Helen was so special, and, I will never forget her. She is at peace now and in such a wonderful and beautiful place with no more suffering. May God keep you in his arms and give you strength and courage during this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that one day we will be reunited with her.
#6 Lamar, MOJack and Michelle Cronin 2012-04-05 13:43
Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. May the loving thoughts of family and friends comfort you. Our prayers are with you.
#5 Lamar, MOJack and Michelle Cronin 2012-04-05 13:42
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. May the loving thoughts from relatives and friends bring you comfort in the days ahead. Our prayers are with you.
#4 Bea Crockett 2012-04-05 08:13
So sorry about your loss, my prayers are with you and your family.
#3 Buster, Shannon,Sydney, Hope 2012-04-04 19:28
We are lifting you up in prayer.Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Jesus will be there for you and we know you all have that peace. Group hug from the Crutcher's.
#2 Joplin, MORandy Hurrell 2012-04-04 11:06
Steve, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Hope you are doing well.
#1 Jacksonville, Fl.M. Johnson 2012-04-04 10:56
May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Hold tight to cherished memories, lean on friends and relatives for support. Most importantly, cling to God by praying and reading the bible daily.(Psalm 34:18; Psalm 55:22; John 5:28,29)

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