Mary Buckner

  • Born: February 3, 1921
  • Died: March 30, 2015
  • Location: Indiana

Flanner Buchanan - Washington Park North Cemetery & Funeral Center

2706 Kessler Blvd. West
Indianapolis, IN 46228
Tel. (317) 251-5959

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Blackmore Buckner, 94, Indianapolis, passed away March 30, 2015. She was born February 3, 1921 in Indianapolis to Harry J. Blackmore and Anauta. She was married to Malcom W. Buckner on January 6, 1945. Mary is a graduate of Indiana University. She served in the Army Air Force during WWII. She was a hospital dietitian and was in charge of a medical mess hall at Peterson Field Air Field, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Survivors include daughter Marilyn Parrish and sons Andrew (Mary Kay), John (Linda), and Steve (Leslie). She has thirteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Mary belonged to Women's Legion Post #438. She was a former member of the Oaklandon Christian Church and more recently attended services in Franklin, Indiana at the Masonic Home, where she resided. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Masonic Home. Visitation will be held Thursday from 9-10am at Flanner and Buchanan-Washington Park North, with funeral services beginning at 10am. Online condolences may be made at


-Your friends at Flanner and Buchanan


Condolence & Memory Journal

To our Aunt Mary, who was and is a strong example of a caring, beautiful, and light-hearted life well lived. Donna and I will miss her physical presence, but she will always be a part of us.

Posted by Sylvia Koenig - Brookfield (Chicago), IL   April 09, 2015

Just learned of Mary's passing. She was a wonderful person & will be greatly missed.

Veteran & fellow Post #438 member,

Posted by Peg Dooley - Lawrence, IN   April 06, 2015

My condolences Andy, John and family. She was a great lady. Keith Riley, Clarkston,MI

Posted by A friend   April 06, 2015

Very sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was a wonderful woman and veteran.

Posted by Alescia Johnson - Indianapolis, IN   April 02, 2015

Aunt Mary was a wonderful woman. I admired her very much when I was a child and even more later as an adult. She was so accomplished and a beautiful woman. I know that it is hard to lose a mother. My heart is with the family today. I am sorry that I can't be there with you.

Posted by Claudia Conly - Wickenburg, AZ - Niece   April 02, 2015

John and family...with our o'charly conversations about parents your Mom sounded as if she was the epitome of the "greatest generation"...I know you'll miss her, but what wonderful memories you'll have of a life well lived...jimb

Posted by A friend   April 02, 2015

Andy and Mary Kay, sorry for your loss. It sounds like she was a wonderful person with a wonderful family.

Posted by Chuck Thompson    April 02, 2015

I never knew her but I know of her legacy as a founding member of the American legion all women's post 438. I am so thankful for her legacy as a veteran because I am a veteran.
C. Vickers

Posted by christylee Vickers - Shirley, IN   April 02, 2015

Marilyn, just learned about your Mom this evening. She had a very prosperous and loving life. Sorry for your loss. Debbie and I won't be able to attend, but we will be praying for the whole family...Sis

Posted by A friend   April 02, 2015

Andy, Sorry to hear about your loss our thoughts are with you

Posted by Jill Sparrow - Indianapolis, IN   April 01, 2015

Hello old friend. I am so sorry to read of your loss. She was always very kind to me and provided a sanctuary.

Posted by Sylvia Bishop-Socks - Indianapolis, IN   April 01, 2015

Buckner Children; I know you will miss your Mom. She was such a neat lady!! I enjoyed having your parents at Greentree. She loved her family so much.

Posted by Crystal Stalnaker - Westfield, IN   April 01, 2015

Marilyn, Sorry for the loss of your Mother. No matter their age we miss out Mothers like crazy. It sounds like she was a remarkable woman - be proud. Prayers for you all.

Posted by Sandy Bunny - Indianapolis, IN   April 01, 2015

Marilyn I am so sorry. I still talk to my mother every day and she has been gone 16 years.

Posted by A friend   April 01, 2015

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by James Hobson - Westfield, IN   March 31, 2015

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