CLASS OF 1935

MAY 12, 1917 - AUGUST 28, 2012

The following is information that was supplied by Pauline for the 50th reunion held in 1985:

"After graduating from High School, I worked for about 5 years in Kansas City. On October 24, 1942, I married Elmer Buckner. Besides being a housewife, my hobbies are sewing and charity work. We presently reside in Overland Park, KS. My father, John Sheehan, now 91 years of age, lives with us. Elmer retired in 1977 and we have done considerable traveling through the United States, and looking forward to doing more in the near future."



Pauline Sheehan Buckner, 95, of Overland Park, KS passed away on August 28, 2012 at Sunrise Senior Living in Lenexa, KS.

Pauline was born on May 12, 1917. She graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1935. She married Elmer Buckner in 1942. Pauline and Elmer did not have any children, but they were surrounded by a large extended family who loved them dearly.

They were married for 58 years before Elmer passed away in December 2000.

Pauline was an excellent seamstress. A talent she used to assist her many friends and family members. She was a volunteer at Blessed Sacrament Church in Kansas City, KS where she taught religious education classes to the parish children who did not attend Catholic school. Pauline loved playing cards. She was a great cook and enjoyed preparing large meals for family celebrations. Pauline took care of her father John Sheehan the last 20 years of his life.

Pauline is survived by her sisters, Helen Henderson, Elizabeth Williams, Dorothy Bohr and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday, September 1 at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church. The visitation will begin at 10am with the funeral Mass beginning at 10:30am. The burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Peola, KS will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Heartland Hospice in Leawood, KS. McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, KS 66204, 913-642-3565.

Published in Kansas City Star on August 31, 2012

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