NOVEMBER 12, 1918 - NOVEMBER 20, 1983

Edgar Louis Buchanan, of 1208 Pacific Ave., Osawatomie, died Sunday, November 20, 1983, in Miami County Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Services for Mr. Buchanan, 65, were held Tuesday in Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Galt, Ontario, Canada, the son of John Wesley and Gertrude Bennett Buchanan. His mother died at his birth and he was brought to the United States when he was six weeks old. He was raised in Osawatomie by his father and an aunt, Ella Larkin.

Mr. Buchanan attended local schools and graduated from Osawatomie High School with the Class of 1936. After his graduation, he worked with his father in the grocery and restaurant business. He was a musician and played drums in the high school band and later for several dance bands in the area.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a radio operator stationed in England. He was discharged in December, 1945.

On Jan. 5, 1947, he married Ruth Pool in Fort Scott. They were parents of two children.

Mr. Buchanan joined the U. S. Postal Service in 1952 and retired Nov. 28, 1980.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Osawatomie and had served in several offices throughout the years. He was also a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers; National Rural Letter Carriers Association; John Hinkle Post No. 204 of the American Legion; Hanlin-Kelly Post No. 2258 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 921; Osage Valley Lodge No. 24, A. F. & A. M.; and the Scottish Rite of Free Masonary in Kansas City, Kan., and the Consistory.

Mr. Buchanan had served as a director for Osage Valley Credit Union since 1963 and had served as president since 1966.

Preceding him in death was a brother, Harold.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of the home; two children, Ronda Waggoner and Kevin Buchanan, Osawatomie; a brother, Carl W. Buchanan Sr., Hoisington; and one grandson.

The Rev. Tom Underwood officiated at the services. Nelle Dollar played organ selections. Pallbearers were J. G. Shelden, Dr. R. G. Bannister, Edwin Cook, Clayton Hartford, Don Davis and Clair Peterson. Burial was in Osawatomie Cemetery.

A memorial was established in his name to the First Christian Church of Osawatomie.

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