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Obituary for Sylvia Jean Buck
Sylvia Buck, 94, passed away September 19, 2019. Graveside services will be private family burial Monday September 23, 2019 at Buckner Cemetery, Buckner, MO.
Sylvia was preceded her husbands, Keith Choplin (1976), and Edwin Buck; daughter, Nancy Brooks (1994); brothers, Cook McNeely (Genevive); B.C. McNeely (Elizabeth Ann) and Marcus McNeely (Hazel); sisters, Rowena Bodenhaimer (Jim) and Virginia Lee Rice (Don); in-laws: Joe and Icel Choplin; nephews, Bob McNeely, Michael Rice, Howard McNeely. Survivors include her sons, Paul Choplin (Maggi) Kansas City, MO, William Choplin, (Nancy Nowak) Palm Desert, CA; step-granddaughters, Rebecca, Faythe and their families; grandson, Adam Brooks (Kelly) and great grandchildren Amy and Jonathan; nieces, Sharon Blevins, Kathy Hodge, Phyllis Anderson, Betty Woodside, Patti Rude; nephews, Joe Choplin, John Choplin, Jerry McNeely.
Sylvia was born in Warrensburg, MO and grew up on a farm near Marion, KY. Her father Sydney was a Presbyterian minister and tobacco farmer. She married Keith Choplin in 1947 and moved to Independence, MO where they had 3 children. Keith was a Baptist minister and his last major ministry with the family was at First Baptist Church in Buckner, MO. Sylvia taught elementary school at Ft. Osage school district for 25 years. After Keith’s death in 1976 she married Edwin Buck in 1981 where both attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. Ed passed away in 2001. Sylvia formed a close friendship with Lloyd McKinney also of Emmanuel Baptist Church who passed away in July of 2019.
Sylvia attended Bethel College in McKenzie, TN, and graduated from Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg, MO. She was a past member of Emanuel Baptist Church and First Baptist Buckner. Her hobbies included reading, crossword puzzles, dominos, card games and telling good jokes.
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