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Edith Alberta Buckley PDF Print E-mail

Edith Al­berta Buck­ley, 82, of Decatur, departed her Earthly life to enter into her Heavenly home with Jesus at 3:59 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in the presence of her family at Imboden Creek Living Center.

Edith was born June 24, 1931, in Eagle River, Wis., the daughter of Albert J. and Florence M. (Johnson) Fields.

She attended Eagle River and Conover schools.

After high school, Edith moved with her sister, Lorraine, to Milwaukee. There she met her husband, Thermon Leroy Buckley. They were married April 2, 1955, in Waukegan. He preceded her in death April 16, 1977.

Edith was employed by F.W. Means, then later at Federal Kemper Insurance Co., where she retired in 1991, after many years of service.

She was a volunteer for St. Mary’s Auxiliary.

As a child she attended Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church in Conover, Wis., and in recent years was a member of Maranatha Assembly of God. Edith’s first love was her lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

She enjoyed bowling, camp­ing (she was a member of both the Caterpillar and Kemper camping clubs), sports of all kinds, attending Kemper Retiree Luncheons, going to the Little Theater on the Square with friends from Kemper, reading, crossword puzzles and all genres of music.

Edith loved traveling and included in her travels were a trip to London, England, with the Maranatha Church Choir and two Alaskan cruises with her friends from Kemper.

She also enjoyed craft shows and festivals. She had a keen memory for always recollecting dates and historical events.

One of her simple pleasures was to hang her laundry outside in the fresh air and enjoy the clean scent of the clothing when she brought them in to fold. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family.

Edith leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Julie (Jim) Fulk of Decatur; sons, Robin (Lori) Buckley of Marietta, Ohio, and Rick (Rachel) Buckley of Decatur; grandchildren, Destiny Stewart, Amber Fulk, Ryan (Ashley) Buckley, Jessica Fulk, Kristen Buckley, A.J. Buckley, Rob (Tiffany) Buckley, Blain Powell, Lorrell Powell, Mahria Hall and Aaron Carver; great-grandchildren, Corbyn, Tucker, Jazlynn, Jaret, Anthony, Zach, Seth and Alexis; brother, Leroy Fields of Randolph, Wis.; sisters, Lorraine Carie of Lawrenceville, Ill., and Charlotte Federspiel of Eagle River, Wis.; and sister-in-law, Elaine Brozio of Effingham.

Edith was reunited in Heaven with her parents and husband.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Imboden Creek Living Center for all their loving care.

We will always love and miss you, Mom and Grandma, and look forward to our blessed reunion in Heaven.

Services to celebrate Edith’s life were March 15, 2014, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Maranatha Assembly of God.

The family of Edith A. Buckley is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences and share memories at


Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:50 AM

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