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Melba Olene Burns Buse
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1947
New Boston
Bowie County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 2004
Texas, USA

BURNS-BUSE MELBA OLENE : Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - September 15, 2003
Deceased Name: BURNS-BUSE MELBA OLENE
BURNS-BUSE, MELBA OLENE, age 56, of McKinney, TX. Formerly of New Boston, was born August 30, 1947 in New Boston, Tx. and passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003 at Plano Medical Center in Plano, Texas. Math teacher at Scott Johnson Middle School in McKinney, TX. Also taught at Daingerfield Jr. High, and Linden-Kildare Jr. High. Member of Westside Missionary Baptist Church in New Boston. Preceded in death by: Son: Richard Lee Buse, on Sept. 27, 1968. Survivors: Husband: Richard C. Buse of McKinney, TX. 2 Daughters & Son-in-laws: Barbara & Jessie Arnold of McKinney, TX.; Cindi & Bruce White of Stuttgart, Germany. 1 Son: Terry L. & Christi Buse of Anna, TX. Parents: Homer Lee & Verlene Burns of New Boston, TX. 2 Sisters & Brother-in-law: Lisa K. & Randy White of New Boston, TX.; Lloyd & Janet Haggard of New Boston, TX. 1 Brother: Homer A. Burns of Naples, TX, 2 Grandchildren: Lesley Arnold of McKinney, TX; Alyssa White of Stuttgart, Germany. 1 Niece: Ashley White. 2 Nephews: Randy O'Briant & Dylan White. Funeral Services: 2:00 P.M., September 16, 2003 Tuesday, Westside Missionary Baptist Church in New Boston. Interment: Pulaski Cemetery. Rev. James H. Kesner, Officiating. Under the direction of: Bates-Rolf Funeral Home in New Boston, TX. Visitation: Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M., The Homer Burn's Residence. Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society 5325 Summer Hill Rd., Texarkana, TX. 75503. BATES-ROLF FUNERAL HOME New Boston, TX 903-628-2511
(c) Copyright, 2003, The Dallas Morning News
MELBA O. BURNS BUSE Motivational math teacher in McKinney and East Texas : Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - September 18, 2003
Deceased Name: MELBA O. BURNS BUSE Motivational math teacher in McKinney and East Texas
Melba O. Burns Buse was known for her ability to motivate those around her. She encouraged her shy husband to become a PTA leader and coach, just as she urged her students in McKinney and East Texas schools to master math skills.

Mrs. Buse, a math teacher at Scott Johnson Middle School in McKinney until May, died Saturday of complications of lung cancer at Medical Center of Plano.
Services for Mrs. Buse, 56, were Tuesday at Westside Missionary Baptist Church in New Boston in far northeast Texas. She was buried at Pulaski Cemetery.
"She really pushed me to help out the community," said her husband, Richard C. Buse of McKinney.
Born Aug. 30, 1947, Mrs. Buse grew up in New Boston in Bowie County. After graduating from high school, she started her family and volunteered as a teacher's aide in Lone Star, Texas.
When her youngest child started kindergarten, Mrs. Burns also went to school. She volunteered during the day and commuted to what was then East Texas State University at Texarkana at night.
She earned a bachelor's degree about 1980 and started teaching junior high school math in Daingerfield, Texas, in Morris County.
With an insatiable desire for learning, Mrs. Buse later earned a master's degree at the same university, now Texas A&M-Texarkana. She continued to teach in East Texas before teaching in McKinney starting in December 2001.
Mrs. Buse was known for her discipline. Many of her students later returned to thank her for pushing them to learn. She liked teaching students who were below their grade level to bring them up, Mr. Buse said.
She believed that "if you can't add or subtract, you can't make it in this world," her husband said.
Mrs. Buse also stayed busy outside the classroom. She and her husband were umpires and coaches for boys baseball teams. In the early 1980s, Mrs. Buse became the first woman umpire in a Mount Pleasant baseball league, said her son, Terry L. Buse of Anna.
"Anything that she wanted to do, she learned how to do it ... and gave more than 100 percent," he said.
Mrs. Buse stopped teaching in May after learning that she had lung cancer.
She was a member of Westside Missionary Baptist Church.
Author: LaKISHA LADSON
Edition: SECOND
Page: 7B
(c) Copyright, 2003, The Dallas Morning News
 
 
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  Richard C Buse (1940 - ____)*
 
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Burial:
Pulaski Cemetery
New Boston
Bowie County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: DonZas
Record added: May 01, 2004
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Melba Olene <i>Burns</i> Buse
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