She was a schoolteacher and proudly taught school in four states: Louisiana, Virginia, Indiana and Kansas. She was a talented artist and doll maker who was blessed with an abundance of creative skills.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Carlos Buckelew of Sun Lakes; daughters Sue Blake and husband Mark of Greencastle and Lisa Summers and husband Sean of Chandler, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and a sister, Tam Bryan and husband Marty of Pineville, La.
Due to weather conditions in February, the memorial service to celebrate her life has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Greencastle. Family will receive friends at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research at 25842 S New Town Drive, Sun Lakes, AZ, 85248.