Obituaries Obituaries for the week of Sept. 4, 2012
Sep 4, 2012, 15:33
LORENE FERRELL BUOY
Lorene Ferrell Buoy, daughter of Harry and Effie (Garten) Ferrell, was born Jan. 3, 1915, in Benton Township, Wayne County, Iowa. She passed away Aug. 22, 2012. She attended country grade school, high school and college and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Lorene was united in marriage to George Buoy Jr. on June 17, 1934, and to this union three children were born, Barbara, Janice and George.
Lorene, George and family lived in the south for a number of years and returned to their farm in Clay Township, Wayne County, Iowa, in April 1967. Each fall, Lorene would journey to Florida, to be near her children, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, of whom she was very proud. She resided at 58 Cho-bee Street, Okeechobee, Fla., and each spring she would return to the farm.
She had a business bookkeeping background as an accountant, with the secretary of schools in Lynn Haven, Fla., approximately 15 years at Credit Bureau in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and deputy treasurer of Wayne County, Iowa, over a period of five years.
She was interested and active in community affairs and volunteer work. She was an active member in Allerton Garden Club, Williams Club, Past Matron of Order of Eastern Star, past member of BPW (Business Professional Women) and vice chairman of Farm Bureau Women.
Lorene’s main interests in life were her children, home making, grandchildren, flower gardening and oil painting.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Effie Ferrell; husband, George in March 1989; grandson, Mark Bretz; sisters, Velma Donald and Bonnie Belanger and brother, Wayne E. Ferrell.
She is survived by daughters, Barbara and husband Billy Bretz of Coconut Creek, Fla., and Janice and husband Joseph Menghi of Okeechobee; son, George Buoy and wife Mildred of Lawrenceville, Ga.; grandchildren, Melodie Bretz Cikmaz, Martin (Joe) Bretz, Michelle Bretz Haefner and Susan Turner Lattimer of Phoenix, Ariz., Jon Turner of Virginia Beach, Va., Victoria (Lynn) Turner Parks of Phoenix, George (Michael) Buoy, Kristen Buoy and Scott Buoy; nine great-grandchildren; four great- great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. She was loved very much and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at the Randolph-Black Funeral Home in Corydon with Pastor Leroy Perkins officiating.
Musical selections were “In The Garden” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Casket bearers were Jon Turner, Scott Buoy, Joel Bretz, Martin Bretz, Justin Haefner and Charles Haefner.
Interment was in the Corydon Cemetery.
Randolph-Black Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
CECIL MILDRED ENGLAND
Cecil Mildred England, daughter of John S. and Electa (Updyke) Cooper, was born in Princeton, Mo., on July 8, 1906, and passed away Aug. 28, 2012, at the Griffin Nursing Center in Knoxville, Iowa, at the age of 106 years.
Mildred graduated from Princeton High School in 1924 and then attended Northwest Missouri State Teacher’s College in Maryville, Mo., for one year. She taught school at the Rockhold rural school in Wayne County, Iowa.
On Aug. 1, 1927, she was united in marriage to Jesse Howell “Hal” England. Hal preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Cooper.
Mildred and Hal lived most of their working years in Fortescue, Mo., Essex, College Springs, Leon, and Atlantic where Hal served as superintendent, teacher, coach and sports official. Mildred roomed and boarded the out of town teachers and also served as a substitute teacher. In 1963, they retired in Princeton to live and care for Mildred’s mother at the old family home. She was a member of the Princeton United Methodist Church, and also enjoyed sewing, knitting, and cooking.
Her son, John H. England of Knoxville; nephew, Dr. Wayne Mahood and his wife Bobbi of Geneso, N.Y., survive her.
Graveside services and burial were held Sept. 1, at the Princeton Cemetery with Pastor Gary Watkins officiating.
Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Services of Princeton were in charge of arrangements.