Archive for Wednesday, October 24, 1990


October 24, 1990


— Services for Margie Lucille Buckels, 92, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lamb-Roberts funeral home in Ottawa with the Rev. Gerrald Harnden officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa.

Mrs. Buckels died Tuesday at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.

She was born Feb. 6, 1898, on a farm northeast of Lawrence in Leavenworth County, where she grew up. She graduated from Tonganoxie High School in 1916.

She taught school in western Kansas for a year before moving to Lawrence, where she worked in an insurance office. She moved to Ottawa in 1922. She was a homemaker and also had worked at Ransom Memorial Hospital as a nurse's aide in the early 1960s.

Mrs. Buckels was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church at Ottawa, a life member and past worthy matron of the Union Chapter No. 15, Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Oasis Club of Ottawa.

She was married to Jack Keller on Dec. 23, 1922, in Lawrence. He died Jan. 15, 1959. She was married to Harry Buckels on Nov. 29, 1963, in Ottawa. He died April 27, 1967.

Survivors include two sons, James E. Keller, Phoenix, Ariz., and Jack Keller, Overland Park; a stepson, Robert Buckels, Fresno, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Betty Malburg, Ottawa; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The family suggests memorials to the Kansas Heart Assn., in care of the funeral home.

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