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     Jessie Combs Buford, age 95, of Lamar, passed away Friday, November 28, 2014 at Truman Healthcare Center.

     Jessie was born August 18, 1919 in Polk County, Missouri, one of the four children and only daughter of Jack and Elsie (Phillips) Combs.  She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Jim, Johnnie, and Junior Combs.

     On April 23, 1955, in Lamar, Jessie married Edward E. Buford.  They moved to Independence, Missouri where they made their home and raised their daughter, Norma.  In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Jessie had worked for many years as a clerk at K-Mart.  She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed gardening.  After retiring, Jessie and Edward moved back to Lamar to be near family and she became a member of First Baptist Church.  She and Edward had celebrated over 57 years together before his death November 9, 2012.

      Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Jerry Davis, Lamar; a grandson, Jerry E. Davis, Lamar; two step-grandsons, Richard Davis and Steve (Mary Pat) Davis all of Kansas City, Missouri.

     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 1st at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from noon until service time Monday.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home.

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