BUCHANAN Marion Kathleen "Kay" Buchanan departed this world on October 19, 2012 in Lancaster, CA. She was formerly from Columbus, OH. She was born January 29, 1938 in Ashtabula, OH. She graduated from the Andrews School for Girls in Willoughby, OH before attending The Ohio State University. She retired as a public employee of the State of Ohio. She was a significant activist in the civil rights movement, a member of Quartz Hill Women's Club, and enjoyed arts and music; especially jazz and blues. Gourmet cooking and entertaining were especially her delight. She is fondly remembered for her intelligent wit and her ability to recall and recount memories so vividly and with such accuracy. She is survived by her daughter, Jonet Leighton (granddaughters, Emily and Elizabeth) of CA; brother, William Ermatinger of Parkton, MD; local nephew and niece, Mark and Bronwyn Ginty, Gahanna, OH and many other cherished nieces, nephews and their children and children's children. In honor of her memory, family asks that you make memorial donations to CHA Animal Shelter, 3765 Corporate Dr., Columbus, OH 43231 or your local cat shelter, as Marion loved cats and they brought much comfort and joy to her life. Her family will celebrate her life with private interment of her remains at Cavalry Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio where she will rest in peace with her mother and near her darling sister.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 5, 2013