November 14, 2012

Barbara E. Buffum

GALVESTON — Barbara E. Buffum, 82, Kokomo, formerly of Galveston, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Fairmont Rehab Center in Kokomo. 

Born Nov. 15, 1929, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Frances May Green Martin and Albert R. Martin. 

Barbara graduated from the Kokomo School of Practical Nursing and was a licensed practical nurse for several years. 

She was a Pythian Sister active in PTA with her children, former member of Galveston Baptist Church and had attended Walton Christian Church.

She loved working with stained glass, cooking, crochet and sewing.

Surviving are children, Monty and Belinda Buffum, Kokomo, Tim and Karen Buffum, Logansport, Leisa Ann and Jeff Carver, Galveston, and Brad and Peggy Buffum, Galveston; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren; and brother, Billy Martin, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents and former husband, Billy G. Buffum.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with Pastor Daisock Panmei officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Chapel of Peace in Kokomo.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

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