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Mrs. Reta Buckley, age 91, formerly of Turk Lake, Greenville, passed away early Saturday morning, April 30, 2011 at Twin Oaks Retirement Community in Gowen. The daughter of Arthur Blaine & Josephine (Olsen) Minard, she was born on Dec. 28, 1919 in Sidney.

On March 7, 1936, in Palo, she married Edward Dale Buckley, who preceded her in death on February 13, 1995. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Edward W. Buckley, and Dick Buckley; three sisters, Arbutus Larsen, Arvilla Guernsey, and Peggy Hansen; and two brothers, Vern Minard and Arvin Minard.

She had worked at the former Gibson Refrigerator Company and had been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Arthur & Alice Buckley of Ovid; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann & Greg Baty of Vickeryville; a brother, Lyle Minard of Arizona; nine grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; thirteen great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Dennis C. Johnson, pastor of the Greenville Bible Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will follow at East Montcalm Cemetery.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to either the American Diabetes Association or Sparrow-Ionia Area Hospice are available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Mrs. Buckleys online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com


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  1. Anonymous on April 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

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    05/06/2011 –

    HANSEN VISION CENTER

    Arthur & Alice, Ann & Gregg and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Reta has been a patient of ours since 2005 will be greatly missed.
    Dr. Rocky Hansen, Dr. Anne Pfeffer and Staff


    05/06/2011 –

    Laura

    I used to take care Rita at Twin Oaks and she is a very sweet lady. She will be greatly missed!! Laura Knapp


    05/03/2011 –

    Esther Petersen

    Our sympathy from your Sidney relatives. Mom, Ruth Campbell, is 103 yr old. Reta & Lyle visited her a couple of years ago when Lyle was in MI. Sounds like our mothers have lived good lives & passed along longevity to us.


    05/02/2011 –

    Elizabeth Murray

    I’m so sorry to hear about Grandma Reta’s death. I remember her fondly and she was a great woman who always loved us and our family as her own blood. She will truely be misse but now she can rest in peace. Liz Murray (wright) and family


    05/02/2011 –

    Esther Petersen

    Our sympathy from your Sidney relatives. Mom, Ruth Campbell, is 103 & won’t be able to make the funeral. Reta & Lyle stopped by for a visit a couple of years ago. Looks like we all have good genes! Ruth Noah Jensen Campbell, Red & Esther Petersen


    05/02/2011 –

    Judy Reusser

    Art and family, Ann-Marie and family: We are so sorry to hear of Reta’s passing. We remember her fondly as a neighbor, who “always” bought whatever we were selling, as kids. She has been missed in the neighborhood. Judy & Ed Reusser (The Petersen Jo & Gary Nummer Girls) Jackie & Mark Hansen


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