MARCH 24, 1914 - DECEMBER 1, 1995

Hoisington- -Services for Carl Wesley Buchanan Sr., Hoisington, were held Dec. 5 in the First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Buchanan, a former resident of Osawatomie, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 1, 1995 in Clara Barton Hospital after becoming ill at his home. He was 81.

He was born March 24, 1914 in Gault, Ontario, Canada and his parents were John Wesley and Gertrude Bennett Buchanan. After the death of his mother, he and his two brothers moved to Osawatomie in about 1918 where were raised by their aunt, Ella Buchanan Larkin. He attended Osawatomie schools, graduating from Osawatomie High School in 1933.

After his graduation he went to work for the MIssouri Pacific Railroad. At the time of his retirement, he was a conductor. He has made his home in Hoisington about 55 years.

He and Mary LaVonne Clift were married Feb. 1, 1942 in Pratt.

His memberships included the Masonic Lodge No. 31, A.F.& A.M., Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 119, Mount Nebo Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, St. Omar Commandery, Salina Consistory, Isis Shrine of Salina, Sunflower Shrine Club, Knights of Mecca, National Association of Veteran and Railway Employees and the Isis Gridiron Club.

Among those preceding him in death were two brothers, Edgar Buchanan, Osawatomie, and Harold Buchanan.

Survivors include his wife, LaVonne, of the home; a son, Carl W. Buchanan Jr., Elmendorf, Texas; two daughters, Beverly Debes, Great Bend, and Janis D. McKee, Derby; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Joseph H. Coachman officiated. Burial was in the Hoisington Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Fryberger Mortuary.

Memorials have been established in his name to the church and Sunflower Shrine emergency fund.

Ruth Buchanan, Osawaotmie, attended the services for her brother-in-law. She was accompanied by her daugahter, Ronda Waggoner, Overland Park.

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