BUCKMASTER, Esther A., 82, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Vandalia, passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 in Florida. She was born to Elsworth & Ella Kiehn on Nov. 20, 1938 in Boston, MA. Esther was a member of AMVETS #99 Ladies Auxiliary and was very active in the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club.
Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arley E. Buckmaster; son, Cpl. John B. Buckmaster, USMC, KIA; daughter, Cynthia; 5 siblings, Margaret Snodgrass, Lorraine Pla, Carl Kiehn, Elsworth “Buddy” Kiehn & Evelyn DeMinico.
Survived by her daughter, Vicki J. Buckmaster of Bradenton, FL; 2 sons, Gary E. Buckmaster of Dallas, TX, Gregg A. Buckmaster & wife Robin of Melbourne, FL; 6 grandchildren, Nina, Ian, Casey, Hayla, Brittany & Neikerson; 8 great grandchildren; a host of other family & friends.
Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 31 at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, 139 S. Dixie Dr., Vandalia. Chaplain John R. Wood, officiating. Interment Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.MortonWhetstoneFH.com.
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