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Marian J. "Jean" Buchanan

August 22, 1930 ~ March 30, 2018 (age 87)

Marian J. Buchanan        “beloved mother and grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.----Marian J. “Jean” Buchanan, 87, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 30, 2018, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born on August 22, 1930 in Hebron, she was a daughter of Lorne and Aleta Fisk Hawkes.  On March 17, 1951 in Genesee, she married Robert E. “Bob” Buchanan, who passed away on June 14, 1991.

Jean was employed at the former Westons City Shopper’s Center in Weston Mills, N.Y. and later worked for the former Acme Electric in Cuba, N.Y.

Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse and was a member of the former Shinglehouse Volunteer Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed crocheting, word search puzzles, and doing crafts.  Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are a daughter, Donna L. Warner of Richburg, N.Y.; a son, Richard L. Buchanan of Crosby; four granddaughters; fourteen great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Gordon (Doris) Hawkes of Lecanto, Florida; a sister, Caroline Mitchell of Farmers Valley; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was predeceased by her son-in-law, Gary Warner; a grandson, Dean Warner; and three brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call from 10am to noon on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.  Burial will be in Chrystal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Jean’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jean, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

 

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