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Arlene Marjorie Meyer Buckles
(August 27, 1921 - August 12, 2012)

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Arlene Marjorie Meyer Buckles, 90, formerly of Pittsburg, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Bickford at Mission Springs in Mission, KS. She was born August 27, 1921 at Lester Prairie, Minnesota to William F. and Martha (Krant) Kuhlmann. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Bergen Township. She graduated from Lester Prairie High School in 1939 and from the Minnesota School of Business in 1941. She married Edwin William Meyer on October 12, 1941. On July 2, 1966, she was united in marriage to Dr. James L. Buckles in Sioux Falls, SD. He preceded her in death on June 8, 2005. Also preceding her in death are her parents, two brothers and step-son Jim Buckles, Jr. Mrs. Buckles worked for The March of Dimes in Sioux Falls helping to organize the distribution of the first polio vaccine. In Pittsburg she worked for Head Start of Southeast Kansas and as a hostess at the Holiday Inn. She spent many years working side by side with her husband Jim as the receptionist and friendly face at their chiropractic office. Membership was held in the Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsburg. The family is thankful and grateful for her long life, her work ethic, her sense of humor and the love she gave to all of us. Survivors include two daughters, Robyn Meyer Hart and husband Kelly of Fairway, KS and Kim Meyer Geier of Fountain, CO; two step-sons, Steve Buckles of Highland, CA and Rick Buckles and wife Debbie of Oklahoma City, OK; and three grandchildren Zack Hart, Meredith Hart, and Randal Geier. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 25) at the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Theodore Cook officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may also leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.

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