Jan. 8, 1908-June 17, 2004
WAUNETA -- Edward Warren Buffington, 96, died Thursday (June 17, 2004) at Heritage Care Facility in Wauneta.
He was born Jan. 8, 1908, to Edward F. and Carrie M. (Nuding) Buffington near the Ough Community in Dundy County. He moved with his family to the Haigler area, where he attended school and helped on the farm.
On Feb. 12, 1929, he married Pauline Louise Schwenk at the Nazarene Church in Wray, Colo. The couple made a home south of Wauneta where they farmed until retirement in 1974, moving to Wauneta. In 1999, his failing health forced him to move to the Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home..
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pauline in 1990; daughter, Orpha Maris in 2003; brothers, Harold and Thomas; and sister, Edna McBride.
Survivors include his sister, Leona Paustian of Wauneta; sisters-in-law, Arlene and Laura Buffington; three grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Services are Monday, 10 a.m. (MST), at the United Methodist Church in Wauneta with the Rev. Michael Laing and Roger Yost officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta.
Visitation is Sunday, 2-6 p.m. (MST), at Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge of the arrangements.