Richard Buckner

April 24, 1959February 16, 2013
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Richard A. Buckner, 53, passed away February 16, 2013 after an accident. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:00 a.m., Saturday, February 23rd at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, KS 66101. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112, with a Rosary to be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow the service in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 7611 State Line, Suite 100; Kansas City, MO 64114 or the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, 5445 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas 66104. Richard was born April 24, 1959 in Kansas City, Kansas to Lloyd and Donna (Stanley) Buckner. A lifelong KC area resident, he graduated from Piper High School in 1977. Richard joined the Air Force right after graduation and served until 1981, stationed in San Bernadino, California for much of his service. He worked for the United States Postal Service as a maintenance mechanic for almost 30 years, and was a member of the APWU. Richard was a member of the Wallula Christian Church in Lansing and recently became a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He was an avid reader, especially of historical and military fiction; he enjoyed working on cars, though sometimes his “fixes” would work only for him. Richard loved traveling, especially to the ocean, where he would snorkel, scuba dive and fish. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and going to races, especially the Topeka Heartland Races and the KS Speedway. He also loved to snow ski. Richard loved the Lord and also enjoyed his involvement of the play he performed during Easter for many years at Wallula. He had a very big heart and would help anyone who needed it. Richard lived life for his granddaughters and children, they were his world, you could see this when he would speak of them, his face would light up. He found his true love, Pattie and though their time was shortened, they loved each other dearly and were committed to their faith in God and their marriage. Richard also loved his pets and they held a special place in his heart. Richard was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents, he is survived by his wife, Pattie Buckner of the home; his daughter Lauren Weber and her husband Phil, son, Christopher Buckner and his wife Kimberly; step-daughter, Andrea Ashley-Dorado and her husband Arturo; step-son, Rodney Ashley, Jr. and his wife Miranda; brother Greg Buckner and his wife Diane, brother Tim Buckner and wife Laura; and grandchildren, Olivia, Dalilah and Lucia Weber and Allison and Elizabeth Buckner.


  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Rosary Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 23, 2013

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March 7, 2013

Richard was one of the friendliest people I had the honor of meeting. Unfortunately I did not know him for long but the feeling is mutual for all of those he touched. Kelley Shepard

February 27, 2013

Pattie, my sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband. May God bless you and your family at this difficult time.

Linda Manning

Terry Nott

February 26, 2013

Patti, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


February 24, 2013

I loved my Papa Richard so much. He was the best Papa. He was always happy. Love, Olivia

Bill and Mary Kay Wacaser

February 24, 2013

I went to Walulua Christian Church with Richard. Bill and I also had the privilege of working with him. Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband.

Marlene Rees Graef

February 23, 2013

Our family is truly sorry for your loss. Rich was a wonderful friend and brother in Christ. We rejoice that he is enjoying fellowship with his Lord and Savior !! We will miss his kind face and sweet disposition....and I will always think of Rich when I remember ones in my life who portray the traits of Jesus !!

Marlin Pace

February 23, 2013

Patti and Family. I am deeply saddened by Your loss of Rick. I know he loved you deeply by his works and actions. He was such an active man I find it hard to believe he's gone at such a young age. I wish you the very best in your time of grief.

Bill McNary

February 23, 2013

Pattie, I'm very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Chris Jansen

February 22, 2013

Pattie, Our heart & soul go out to you.
Richard was a loving, caring man, who adored you.We will always keep him in our heart & all the fond memories we have when we went out together. Kevin & I are here for you.
To the family, our sincere condolences.
May he rest in peace!
Love, Kevin & Chris

Janie Harris

February 22, 2013

Patti, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. We all have lost a sweet and kind spirit who always brought a breath of fresh air to any conversation. He carried a bright light for the Lord and I loved sharing with him. May you find comfort in all of your family and friends during this difficult time.

Janie Harris