Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

November 15, 2012

Barbara E. Buffum

Nov. 15, 1929 — Nov. 12, 2012


For the Kokomo Tribune

— Barbara E. Buffum, 82, Kokomo, formerly of Galveston, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at Fairmont Rehab Center in Kokomo.    

Born Nov. 15, 1929, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Frances May (Green) Martin and Albert R. Martin. She worked as a licensed practical nurse for several years, and attended the Kokomo School of Practical Nursing.

She was a Pythian Sister and was active in PTA with her children. She was a former member of Galveston Baptist Church and had attended Walton Christian Church. She loved working with stained glass, cooking, crochet and sewing.

Surviving are sons, Monty and Belinda Buffum, Kokomo, and Tim and Karen Buffum, Logansport, and Brad and Peggy Buffum, Galveston; a daughter, Leisa Ann and Jeff Carver, Galveston; nine Grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Billy Martin, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and former husband, Billy G. Buffum.

Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston, with Pastor Daisock Panmei officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens, Chapel of Peace in Kokomo. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murrayweaver

funeralhome.com.