|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1952|
|Death: ||Nov. 28, 2010|
St. Louis County
Penny N. Buckingham, 58, Cook, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2010, at the Cook Hospital, quietly and peacefully of complications from bladder cancer and surgery. She was diagnosed with the disease on Aug. 27, 2010.
She was born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio on November 11, 1952. She grew up in nearby Sycamore, where she graduated from Mohawk High School in 1970. She began her medical career shortly after high school completing training for a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a respiratory therapist for a time and became part of the Emergency Medical Team for Wyandot County (Ohio).
She married Richard "Buck" Buckingham on February 25, 1974 at Monroe Michigan. They settled in rural Cook in 1980, where Penny served on the Cook Ambulance Service since 1988, most of them as Ambulance Director of this very experienced Cook EMS (Emergency Medical Service) Squad. Penny's life was committed to helping anyone with a medical need. She was a dedicated instructor for many area classes in CPR, First Aid, Red Cross, First Responders, EMT's training, wilderness medicine, along with other medically related courses at various colleges, technical schools, and area cities, along with being a member of the crisis debriefing team for medical personnel. She served on numerous advisory boards and was very active in the Arrowhead EMS Association. She is owed a big thank you to all she has contributed to the Cook community.
Penny is survived by her husband, Richard "Buck;" one daughter, Amanda (Tom) Jacobsen of Iron; her natural mother, Donna Cole of Galion, Ohio; her step-mother, Martha Beard of Sycamore, Ohio; two half-sisters, Gloria and Karen in Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Deb Buckingham of Carey, Ohio; her dear pet corgis, Trip and Corky; along with her extended ambulance family and a host of friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Neil Beard; step-father, Gerald Cole; and mother and father-in-law, Earl and June Buckingham.
Neil R Beard (1927 - 2003)
Created by: JudyH
Record added: Feb 01, 2011
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