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Burton L. Buchman

March 8, 1933 ~ July 31, 2022 (age 89)


Burton L. Buchman, 89, died July 31, 2022, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro, a temporary stay. His lifetime home was on Diamond Creek, rural Elmdale, KS, where he was devoted to caring for the land and the cattle that grazed on the Flint Hills tall grass.

Burton was born March 8, 1933, in Cottonwood Falls, to Louis C. and Doris E. (Burton) Buchman. He married Mary Lou Davis June 14, 1953, in Mary’s family home, also on Diamond Creek. They shared 69 happy years of marriage.

Burton was dedicated to producing high-quality beef, secondary only to his devotion to family, his community and his faith. The artificial breeding unit at Kansas State University became an important part of growing a cow-calf herd that gave him both pleasure and pride.

Burton and Mary organized the Diamond Creek 4-H Club, spending several years encouraging young boys and girls to develop leadership and life skills. They were active members of the Wilsey Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; son, Rex Buchman and wife Teresa of Cottonwood Falls; daughter, Susie Harshman and husband Warren of Clements; grandchildren, Darcy (Justin) Norsworthy, Dana Buchman, Hannah (Steven) Burlbaw, Jesse Andersen, Kali Andersen, Burton (Audra) Harshman, Spencer (Lacey) Harshman, Sam Harshman, Casey (Jennifer) Harshman; 22 great grandchildren, soon to be 23; sister, Louise Frey of Abilene and numerous nieces and nephews.

Burton was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jo Ann Thurston.

Cremation will take place.

Celebration of life service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Pavilion at Clover Cliff Ranch. Family will greet friends before and after the service. Memorial donations may be made to Wilsey Christian Church or Good Shepherd Hospice, in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, PO Box 220 Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.

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Celebration of Life
August 13, 2022

3:00 PM
Pavilion at Clover Cliff Ranch
826A US Hwy 50
Elmdale, KS 66850

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