Mary Jane Buckmiller was born in Atchison, Kansas, and was the third daughter of Albert and Hattie Dowse. At the age of thirteen, the family moved to Wyoming to work. After a short stay in Wyoming, they moved to Creston, Iowa, where Albert went to work for Walter Scott's dad. Albert was good with horses so that is why he got the job.
Mary met her husband Harry while Walter and Anna Scott were dating. Mary's mother died when she was sixteen and at that time she went to work for Dr. Bowers as a housekeeper. At the age of nineteen, she married Harry on February 26, 1923.
After five years of marriage, they bought the farm which is now known as the Buckmiller farm. To this union was born one son, Eugene Arthur. Through the years, she was blessed with four granddaughters that kept her on her toes.
During her life she was a cook at the school, a girl's 4-H Leader, a seamstress, and cleaned house for Dean and Fern Swanson. She also quilted with the ladies at the church and continued to do so at home.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband in 1982, mother and father, one brother: Elmer Dowse, one sister: Anna Scott, one great-grandson: Jason Sackett; and one great-great-grandson: Dillon Mullin.
She is survived by her son: Eugene and wife Donna Buckmiller of Des Moines, Four granddaughters: Barb Mullin, Des Moines; Phyllis and her husband Randy Sackett of Greenfield; Terri and her husband William Carmen of Des Moines, Iowa; and Kathy Fitch of Des Moines, Iowa. Three great-grandchildren: Chris Mullin of Brigham City, Utah; Kirk and wife Deb Sackett of Rochester, MN; and Alicia Fitch of Des Moines; Two great-great-grandchildren Sammy Mullin of Brigham City, Utah and Cameron Sackett of Rochester, MN; and many nieces and nephews and friends.
Harry Buckmiller (1896 - 1981)*
Prairie Lawn Cemetery
Created by: FLH
Record added: Jul 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20269096
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