Leona Bucher

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Leona M. Bucher, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at her home.

She was born Feb. 9, 1913, at New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Albert and Mary Uhrhan Goetz. She and Frank J. Bucher were married Aug. 5, 1930, at New Hamburg. He died Nov. 6, 1986.

Mrs. Bucher was a ward clerk at the old Saint Francis Hospital, and had worked at Ely Walker in Scott City. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau and its Women's Council, Legion of Mary, Miraculous Medal and St. Vincent's Quilters.

Survivors include a daughter, Ella Friese of Cape Girardeau; two granddaughters, Debbie Friese of Cape Girardeau, Tina Magill of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two great-grandsons, Justin and Josh Magill of Poplar Bluff; and a sister, Arnita Boruch of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Alma Lape; and two brothers, Leo and Sylvester Goetz.

Friends may call at St. Vincent de Paul Church from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Parish prayers will be at 6 tonight.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Charlie Prost officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Family members request memorials to the charity of your choice.

Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Scott City is in charge of arrangements.