Obit: Buker, Mary Ann (1911 - 2005)

Contact: Audrey Roedel


----Sources: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 03/23/2005

Buker, Mary Ann (8 MAR 1911 - 18 MAR 2005)

Mary Ann Buker, 94, Neillsville, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Memorial Nursing Home, Neillsville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 21, at the United Methodist Church, Neillsville. The Rev. Mary Anne Conklin officiated. Music was provided by Pat Knudson, organist. Burial was in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ed Tresemer, Tim Tresemer and Harry Bedell.

Mary Ann Rogillio was born on March 8, 1911, in Bessemer, Ala., to Henry and Margaret (nee P’Pool) Rogillio. She attended grade schools in Alabama and Mississippi and graduated from high school in Houston, Texas. She married Orlando "Rug" Buker on Aug. 16, 1932, in Rhinelander. They owned and operated a Coast- to- Coast Hardware Store in Greenwood from 1938-1942, Rug died in 1942, and she continued to run the business by herself until 1949. She had various factory jobs until 1958, when she began working at Neillsville Memorial Hospital, where she worked until her retirement. She was a former member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (now the UCC), Greenwood, and a member of the United Methodist Church, Neillsville.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Smith, Neillsville; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a half brother, Henry (Paula) Rogillio, Metairie, La., and two half sisters, Frances (Jimmy) Hale, Nacogdoches, Texas, and Janice (Theo) Tillman, Monroe La.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Rug Buker, a brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Gene Rogillio; her parents, Henry and Margaret Rogillio; her sons, Edward and John Buker; and a daughter, in infancy.

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.



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