Martin S. Buckman

March 31, 1919August 29, 2014

Martin Spalding Buckman, 95, Kansas City North, passed August 29, 2014. The Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 2nd at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-6 PM Monday at the McGilley Antioch Chapel where a rosary will be prayed at 5:00 PM. Contributions are suggested in honor of Martin’s wife, Helen, to the Alzheimer’s Assoc.

Martin was born March 31, 1919 in Shelbina, MO to Alfred and Alice (Gilchrist) Buckman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Philippines during World War II. Martin married Helen Elizabeth Himmelberg on April 28, 1947 in Glasgow, MO. He worked as a grain merchandizer for Farmland Industries. He was a 60 year member of St Charles Parish and was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; parents Alfred and Dee; and sister, Mary Schulte.

Survivors include sisters, Josephine Williams and Emma Lou Dimmitt; children, Susan Williams, Mark Buckman, Fred Buckman and Mary Curts; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.


  • Visitation in Chapel Monday, September 1, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Martin S. Buckman

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Phyllis Belgiere

September 4, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of your fathers passing.He will be remembered in my thoughts and prayers .I have great memories of him in fun times at kendallwood Hills Estates as I cut his hair we had the best conversations, and he could always make me laugh. May God Bless your family in this
time of sorrow.

Mary Williams

September 2, 2014

I will miss his phone calls and visits we also had. He was a very caring person. I remember the many time we visited him and Aunt Helen it was always so much fun. He always was at Aunt Helen's side during her illness and that is the greatest love a spouse can do for their partner. I will keep his family in prayer always. Mary Williams

Vicki Dimmitt

September 2, 2014

Our thoughts are with you today as you honor your dads life. He will always hold a special place in our hearts.

September 1, 2014

We will miss Uncle Martin's wit and wisdom. I will always remember as a child coming to Kansas City and staying with him and Aunt Helen. So glad that they can be reunited in Heaven! Milly Dimmitt Rash

September 1, 2014

My father, Joe Swarts, past grand night of the Knights of Columbus, and Fourth Degree, now deceased, was a good friend of Martins a long time ago. As a child i remember dad mentioning Martin's name frequently! My condolences on the loss of a good and dedicated man.

Betti Swarts Feeney


August 31, 2014

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Buckman. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.