Alma Pauline Buss, nee Faust, 86, of Columbia, Ill., born Oct. 8, 1926, in Columbia, Ill., passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Mrs. Buss was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Columbia, Ill., where she had been active in the church choir, and the Columbia Gymnastic Association Auxiliary. She was retired from Vilberg-Victor Co., St. Louis, Mo., where she had been an office manager.
Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome "Jerry" Buss, whom she married on May 30, 1947, and who died on June 15, 1997; parents, William and Margaret, nee Thoma, Faust; her daughter, Nancy Bahari; sisters, Helen Neff and Margaret Nevois; and brothers, William and Elmer Faust.
Surviving are her son, Randy (Mary) Buss of Columbia, Ill.; grandchildren, Karim and Marissa Bahari; other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to Eugene Schorb - Immaculate Conception School Education Fund, 411 Palmer Road, Columbia, Ill. 62236,
, 460 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63141, or Hospice of Southern Illinois, 305 So. Illinois St., Belleville, Ill. 62220. For more information, please access our website, www.lawlorfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill.
Funeral: Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Palmer Road, Columbia, Ill., with Father Carl Scherrer, officiating. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Columbia, Ill.
LAWLOR FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, Ill.