Clyde Allen Buckles

November 17, 1937January 4, 2018

Clyde Allen Buckles, age 80 of rural West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on January 4, 2018 at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital. He was born on November 17, 1937 in West Salem to Ellis and Elsie (Marks) Buckles. He married Loretta Swartzbaugh on November 19, 1955 at the Evangelical United Methodist Church in West Salem. Clyde worked 29 years for the State of Illinois for the Department of Transportation. He loved farming; it was his passion. He enjoyed tinkering with farm machinery and attending machinery sales. He also loved family vacations and traveling. Clyde enjoyed his family very much. Clyde was a member of the Marion Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Juanita Meadows and a granddaughter, Ashley Bosecker. He is survived by his wife Loretta of rural West Salem, his daughter Wanda (Tom) Bosecker , of Albion, two sons, David (Norma) Buckles of Albion and Phil (Doris) Buckles of Knoxville, TN, one sister, Rowena Bunting of Bone Gap, IL, one brother, Darrel Buckles of Grayville, IL , nine grandchildren: Ryan Greifzu, Rachel (Jerod) Braddock, Whitney (Greg) VanWinkle, Darus Bosecker, Andrew (Annie) Buckles, Bryce (Whitney) Buckles, Kendra (Brad) Sturgill, Abby McConnell and Haley McConnell and six great grandchildren, with three more on the way. Funeral service for Clyde Allen Buckles will be held at 2PM on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem, IL. There will be no visitation. Burial will follow at Marion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Marion Church Cemetery Fund. Family and friends are encouraged to wear casual dress in memory of Clyde. Overalls, Carhart jackets and boots are welcome! Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 7, 2018

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Marion Murphy-Thomas

January 6, 2018

My prayers go out to his Family and Friends

Sherry Meadows

January 6, 2018

So sorry for your loss,he will be missed,the family is in my thoughts and prayers!!

Judy Loudermilk

January 5, 2018

Sorry for your loss.

January 5, 2018

So sorry for your loss...from what I've heard he was and of course still is a wonderful man.

Darlene Adams (Phil's sister in law)

David & Neva Walden

January 5, 2018

Sending our Love & Prayers to you.

Greg Lingle

January 5, 2018

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Our most sincere condolences to you.

Joni Campbell

January 5, 2018

Buckles family: Praying God gives you peace and comfort during this time of loss.
Rest in peace, Clyde.

Quinn & Glenna Hunley

January 5, 2018

Lorretta and family, Quinn and I are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.