JoAnn Buche, 78, Iola, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
JoAnn was born July 6, 1935, in Freemont, Neb., the daughter of Rose Nebuda. She grew up in the Beemer, Neb. area and graduated from Freemont High School in 1952.
On Feb. 16, 1952, JoAnn married Lloyd Earl Buche in Pierce, Neb. and they made their home in Freemont, Bloomfield, Norfork, Fairbury and Auburn before moving to Iola in 1968. They assumed ownership of the Gamble's Store which they operated until 1976. They then owned Buche TV and Appliance on the east side of the square for several years. She later did clerical work at the National Guard Armory, Allen County Hospital and Resource Center for Independent Living, and as an advocate for support of the disabled. She was instrumental in forming ball teams for special children. Mr. Buche preceded her in death June 5, 2007.
JoAnn enjoyed needlework, quilting, scrapbooking and collecting dolls. Her memberships include Wesley United Methodist Church and Sunflower Quilt Guild.
Survivors include three sons Earl Clayton Buche and wife, Tamara, Burlingame, Lloyd Thomas Buche, Wichita, and John Charles Buche and wife, Glenda, Valley Center; four daughters, Jacqualin Kay Jensen and husband, Lorenzo, Iola, Sandra Joan Wolf, Humboldt, Deanna Lynn Wright, Iola, and Kathi Ann Buche, Wichita; one sister Virginia Herout, Broken Arrow, Okla.; four sisters-in-law Almeda Hays, Oregon, Betty Ann Sawyer, Freemont, Neb., Una Lee Sutter, Pierce, Neb. and Ruth Buche, Omaha, Neb.; 14 grandchildren, Lori Gunzelman, Nicolle Hoepker, Lorenzo Jensen, Dakota Jensen, Jeremy Bulk, Jana Hess, Ashley Reed, Chris Cation, Adam Buche, Tyler Buche, Erik Buche, Tami Winsman, Baillie Buche and Grayson Buche, 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and loving caregivers.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola, where the family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, Sunflower Quilt Guild or Allen County Home Health.
Memorial gifts may be left with Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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