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 Gerald W Buss

Gerald W Buss

Whitman, Sumner County, Kansas, USA
Death 14 Oct 2009 (aged 102)
Sumner County, Kansas, USA
Burial Oxford, Sumner County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 43178129 · View Source
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WELLINGTON — Gerald W. Buss, 102, of Wellington, formerly of Oxford, died Oct. 14, 2009, at the Beaver Creek Nursing Home near Wellington.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Hillside Baptist Church in Wellington with Pastor Kenny Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.

Visitation at Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home & Crematory of Wellington will be until 8 tonight at the funeral home. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8.

For more information or to send a condolence, visit

Mr. Buss was born Aug. 4, 1907, in Whitman, to William H. and Bertha Buss. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1925 and attended Emporia Teachers College for one year.

He married Fay I. Patterson on Feb. 3, 1929. Mr. Buss worked for the WPA for two years before going to Boeing Co. during World War II. He moved to Iola to work for Lehigh Portland Cement Co. after the war ended. He retired from there in 1972.

The Busses spent their retirement in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Weslaco, Texas, until 1993 when they returned to Wellington.

Mr. Buss belonged to the Masons in Oxford for 65 years. He held offices in Rotary Club in Iola and served as a deacon and elder of the First Christian Church in Oxford and Iola.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fay, and his son, Darrell Buss, in 2006.

Survivors include his daughter, Patty Kinyon, Mayfield; four grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

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  • Created by: Kyle
  • Added: 16 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43178129
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gerald W Buss (4 Aug 1907–14 Oct 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43178129, citing Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, Sumner County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Kyle (contributor 46635009) .