Cleone Bess Buffington, 72, of Richmond, passed away on April 9, 2014. She was born March 7, 1942 in Cherokee, Oklahoma.
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Cleone is preceded in death by her parents, Wilford and Alice Jay Kincheloe; and her brother, Jay D. Kincheloe.
Cleone was proud of her Oklahoma heritage and made many pilgrims back to Cherokee from the many places around the world where she accompanied and supported her husband Stan on his assignments in the Petroleum Industry. Her most memorable periods were in Nigeria and the Biafra War then in Libya where her son Brad was born about the same time of the Gadafi over throw of King Idris, another stint back in Nigeria before assignment to the Far East residing in Singapore where her daughter Debra was born, finally to London before relocating to Houston, Texas. During these extended periods Cleone served as "Den Mother" in helping many assigned employees and wives to become acclimated to foreign locations. Her help and hospitability is a remembrance too many. Her stepson Brian and stepdaughter Leslie were able to alternate time and schooling in Libya, Nigeria and Singapore and son Brad commenced school in London during the period of the many bomb scares. Thusly, a journey of exciting experiences for a country gal from Cherokee, Oklahoma ultimately residing in Richmond, Texas for the last 38 years.
Memorial visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., with a service at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 14, 1014 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home located at 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd. Rosenberg, Texas (Hwy 59 South to FM 2218 on left (west).
She is lovingly survived by her husband, Stan Buffington; children, Bradley Buffington and wife, Julie, and Debra Stewart and husband, Sam; step-children, Brian Buffington and wife, Janice, and Leslie Throop and husband, Tom; grandchildren, Diana and Samantha Stewart, and Garrett and Brandi Buffington; step-grandchildren, Tanner Buffington, Brook Eschete, Anna Richardson and Kara Polito.
For those wishing, memorials may be made in Cleone's name to the
Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapels & Cemeteries
3900 B.F. Terry Boulevard Rosenberg, TX 77471
Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 12, 2014