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Mary Frances (Ellis) Buckner, 75, of Anderson, died at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 24, 1941, in Anderson, the daughter of Robert Dile Ellis, deceased, and Grace Evelyn (Atkinson) Ellis Woods, deceased. She graduated in 1960 from Madison Heights High School.
She was a certified nursing assistant at Rolling Hills Convalescent Center and home Health Care about 16 years. She also set up buffets at Eastman Cafeteria and Linder's on the Pointe. She was an active member of Columbus Avenue Church of Christ in Anderson. She liked to read and write poetry and enjoyed home decorating.
She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Charles Buckner, whom she married on May 28, 1960; three children, Lisa Elaine Buckner Lane (Stephen Watson), Beverly G. Buckner Corbin and Mark Jason Buckner, all of Anderson; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Marvin Keith Ellis; sister, Judith E. Ellis; and her daughter, Kimberly S. Dotson.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Gary Meeker officiating. Burial will follow in East Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society, Community Hospice or More Than Conquerors
Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service is handling the service arrangements.
Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.
Published on  April 1, 2017
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