Robert "Bob" Thomas Buckle, 86, of Welda, Kansas, died Friday, April 20, 2007, at Allen County Hospital in Iola, Kansas.
He was born Feb. 21, 1921, in Brockenhurst, England, to Thomas and Fannie Blanford-Buckle. He moved to the United States when he was 2 1/2 with his parents to the Colony, KS area.
On Nov. 15, 1941, he was married to Althea Turner in Iola, Kansas.
He was a member of Welda United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, and Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Donald and wife, Melva, Arma, KS, and Richard and wife, Kloma, Colony, KS; a brother, James C., Topeka, KS; two sisters, Winifred Conger, St. Mary's, KS, and Ivy Lankton and husband, Ralph, Kingman, KS; a daughter-in-law, Theresa Buckle, Baton Rouge, LA; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A son, Robert, three brothers, Fred, Richard and James W., and a sister, Betty, died earlier.
Burial was April 23, 2007 in Welda Cemetery. *************************