Barbara J (Ellis) Buchanan (1933 - 2014)

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Barbara J. Buchanan of Galion passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 in Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas. She was 80. She has been living in Kansas the last two years.

Born March 1, 1933 in Galion and was raised by her grandparents Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Ellis, and was graduated from Iberia High School in 1951.

On November 21, 1964 she married Clarence R. "Buck" Buchanan, who preceded her in death on September 13, 1990.

Barbara had worked as a home health care aid, but will be best remembered for owning and operating Buchanan Sanitation in Galion for 27 years.

An avid reader, she enjoyed playing cards and any activity that centered around her church family: Tabernacle of Praise.

She is survived by her daughters Kathy (Cindy Smith) Butler of Zanesville, Vicky (Allen) Kiess of Roanoke, Texas and Jewel (Richard)Tanner of Wellsville, Kansas; step children, Jerry (Yvonne) Buchanan of Galion and Ron (Geneva) Buchanan of Galion; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by Freddie Buchanan; sons Steve Burkey and Terry Burkey; a step daughter Carolyn Faye Riddle; step son Fred Buchanan; and a granddaughter Kimberly Butler.

Her family will receive friends Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel, 218 S. Market Street, Galion where her funeral service will be held Friday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. with her pastor Bishop Marvin Van Buren officiating. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to either the or the may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel is honored to serve Mrs. Buchanan's family, and private condolences to them may be made online at:
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Snyder Funeral Home Richardson-Davis Chapel
218 S. Market Street  Galion, OH 44833
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Published in The Galion Inquirer on Jan. 29, 2014
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