Mary H. Buckman
Mary H. Buckman, 82, of Scheller, passed away at 10:00 P.M.,
Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at the Fairview Nursing Center
in Du Quoin.
Mary was an inspector for Obear-Nester Glass Company in East
St. Louis, IL. She had also worked at Open Kitchens at Madison,
IL. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in
She was born July 6, 1922 at Scheller, IL, the daughter of
John Oten and Harriet (Laur) Hester. She married Walter Edward
Pelker in 1939 at St. Charles, MO and he preceded her in death
in 1947. She then married Robert Buckman in 1952 at St. Charles
Catholic Church in Du Bois, IL and he preceded her in death in 1985.
She is survived by one son - Walter Pelker and wife Pat of Scheller,
IL, three sisters - Flora Prusacki of Edwardsville, IL, Rebecca Nowicki
of Ashley, IL, Laurene Roe of St. Peters, MO, three grandchildren - Mary
Carolyn Schmidt and husband Brian of Swansea, IL, Walter Pelker Jr. and
wife Karen of Scheller, IL and James Michael Pelker and wife Jennifer
of Tamaroa, IL, and four great grandchildren - Elizabeth Ann Gray,
Breanne Pelker, Kiley Marie Pelker, and Brian James Schmidt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, one brother
John Benjamin Hester and one sister Luthera Anderson.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 18, 2004
at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Du Bois with Msgr. Melvin Vandeloo
officiating. Friends called from 5 to 8 P.M., Friday at the Searby
Funeral Home in Tamaroa. Rosary was prayed at 7 P.M., Friday at the
funeral home. Interment was in the St. Charles Cemetery at Du Bois, IL.
Friends may make memorials to the St. Charles Catholic Church
Date: 16 Sep 2004
Source: Du Quoin Evening Call
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman