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Sara 'Sally' Buck

Sara "Sally" Jane Buck, 79, of McLean died Monday (April 26, 2004) at 11:35 p.m. at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal.

A celebration of life was on Saturday morning at the McLean United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Alan Simonson officiating. Visitation was on Friday at the church.

Burial is in McLean Cemetery.

Quiram Funeral Home of Atlanta was in charge of services.

Mrs. Buck was a homemaker.

She was born April 26, 1925, at Leland to Wilmer N. and Janice Von Ohlen Farley. She married Robert D. Buck on March 2, 1946, at Leland.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Scott F. (and Mary) Buck of Port Angeles, Wash., and William D. (and Kimberly) Buck of McLean; two grandchildren, Susan Buck of Seattle, Wash., and Lt. Matthew Buck, who recently returned from Iraq; and one sister, Margaret (and Don) Hansen of Aurora.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She graduated from Leland High School and worked at the Interstate Company in DeKalb for one year before attending Illinois Wesleyan University, where she studied interior design and was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.

She met Bob Buck when he was a naval aviation cadet and moved to McLean after their wedding.

She was active in the McLean United Methodist Church and the Burger-Benedict American Legion Auxiliary and was a good friend to many.

She enjoyed sewing and collecting antiques.

Memorials may be made to the McLean United Methodist Church or the Mount Hope-Funks Grove Fire and Rescue Department.


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