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Elaine Buschling

d. August 12, 2012


Elaine L. Isely Buschling, age 93, of Kahoka, MO, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, August 12, 2012, at the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka following a brief illness.

Elaine and her twin sister, Elizabeth, were born February 18, 1919, at Medill, MO, precious daughters of John J. and Nettie G. Gates Zinnert.

She and Kenneth J. Isely were married August 29, 1941 in Fresno, CA. They were blessed with three beautiful daughters. Kenneth died unexpectedly 40 years ago, August 12, 1972, at their home. She married Harold H. Buschling on July 1, 1977. He preceded her in death on October 25, 1999.

Survivors include two daughters, Pamela (Mrs. Larry) Buschling of Zelienople, PA and Susan (Mrs. Denny) Walker of Kahoka, MO; a step-daughter, Evi Junkins of Canton, MO; son-in-law, Harvel Sanders of Sedalia, MO; five grandchildren: Brandon Buschling of Murfreesboro, TN, Erin Buschling Brunette of Columbus, IN, Mindy (Mrs. Brent) Singleton of Springfield, MO, Ryan (Celeste) Walker of O'Fallon, MO and Lindsey (Mrs. Aaron) Beckmann of Columbia, MO; seven great grandchildren: Katharine and Collin Brunette, Hayley and Lauren Singleton, Jalen Walker, and Brayden and Elaina Beckmann; step-grandchildren: Mitchell Junkins and Laura Laibach; four step great-grandchildren; one step great-great grandson; a brother, Danny (Karen) Hobbs of Kahoka; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; twin sister, Elizabeth Roth; a daughter, Barbara Isely Sanders; and a step-son, David Buschling;

Elaine graduated from Kahoka High School in 1936. She was a mother and homemaker all of her life, and retired from Clark Co. R-1 School District, where she was secretary to the High School principal.

Elaine was a faithful member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Kahoka and a former choir member. She absolutely loved music and was inspired by all of Ida's selections. She loved nature and particularly loved to watch the clouds and sunsets. She golfed as long as she could and enjoyed watching sports, especially when her grandchildren were participants. She kept busy and had been a volunteer at the Clark Co. Senior Center until recently. Her faith, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the most important things in her life.

Memorial services for Elaine and her twin sister, Elizabeth, were held jointly on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Kahoka with Pastor Marie Paterik officiating.

Inurnment was in the St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorials for Elaine and Elizabeth were suggested to the St. Paul United Church of Christ or to the Clark Co. Senior Center.

Arrangements were being handled by Wilson Funeral Home.

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