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Margaret Jean “Peggy” BuckPassing: March 20, 2023


First United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 28th @ 2:00pm


First United Methodist Church

Tuesday, March 28th @ 12:00pm-2:00pm


Elmwood Cemetery

Wednesday, March 29th @ 1:00pm

MITCHELL – Margaret Jean “Peggy” Buck, 92, of Mitchell, passed away Monday, March 20, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born August 8, 1930, in Iroquois County, IL, she was the daughter of Otis A. and Geneva L. (Bender) German. She married Donald A. Buck on October 9, 1949, and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2009.

Her family moved to Tippecanoe County when she was in high school and she graduated from Romney High School. She then attended Purdue University for a year and her loyalty to the Boilermakers lasted her lifetime.

At the age of 78, Peggy retired from the Lawrence County Extension Office as secretary after 45 years. She prided herself on finding an answer or information needed, for every person that came into the office. Being a member of the Lawrence County Cattlemen’s Association was important to her as well as helping with their activities while she worked in the Extension office. She cared deeply for her Extension and 4-H families.

Peggy was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Bedford and enjoyed playing in the Bell Choir. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club , Altrusa, Lawrence County Community Concert Association, Land of Limestone Master Gardeners, Hoosier Hillsides Master Gardeners and loved attending the Little Theater.

She loved her country, was a proud Republican and had voted in every election since she was 21.

Attending her family’s activities were her hobbies and always a priority, be it a ballgame, dance recital, music performance or showing cattle, pigs or horses.

Survivors include her sons, Donald W. (Patrice Buher) Buck, Mitchell, IN and David W. (Kathy Adamson) Buck, Danville, IL; daughter, Lisa K. (Bobby Cross) Tincher, Orleans, IN; grandchildren & great grandchildren, Jeremy (Caroline) Buck, Zia & Lennon, Redondo Beach, CA, Josh (Misty) Tincher, Austin, Adyson, Avery, Orleans,IN, Brandon (Kerry) Buck, Parker, Karsyn, McCade, Boise, ID, Dr. Donald (Jenn) Buck, Ben, Brooke, St. Louis, MO, Jessica (Melissa) Tincher, Cordayjah, NasZea, Jamir, Jaquan, Fishers, IN, Lillie (Andrew) Duncanson, Champaign, IL, Trisha (Joe) Morrow, Zackary, Alexxis, Tayleigh, Bloomington, IN, Joanna (Tiffany Gibson) Tincher, Chapin, SC, and David (Katie) Buck, Alexander, baby Rowan due in June, San Diego CA; great great grandson, Madden Morrow; sister-in-law, Barbara German, Lafayette, IN; and several nieces and nephews that she loved like her own.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter-in-law, Deanna Buck; grandson, Jacob Tincher; and great granddaughters in infancy, Alyvia, Aleigha, Analyn, and Avalyn.  Peggy was the oldest and last survivor of her siblings: Nancy Slocomb, Bill German, Raymond German, Kenny German, Ted German, Kathy Budd, and David German.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the First United Methodist Church, Bedford, IN with Pastor Judi Early officiating.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Elmwood Cemetery at Romney, Indiana.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorial Gifts:  First United Methodist Church, Bedford, IN and Lawrence County 4-H Council

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29 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Joyce M. Jeffries | Bloomington IN
    Date: May 15, 2023
    To all the Buck Family: I just now heard of your Mother's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Though I barely knew her, it was apparent that she was a sweet and loving person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
  2. Guest: Twyleah Mitcham | eckerty, in
    Date: March 30, 2023
    Lisa, Donnie, David and families. deepest sympathy for your loss.
  3. Guest: Delbert Wray | SALEM
    Date: March 29, 2023
    What a wonderful lady that I had the pleasure to call a friend. So many memories of me working for Don and the boys and Peggy always had a special smile that would bring a smile to everyone in the room. Donnie, Lisa, David and all of the family you are in my prayers.
  4. Guest: Roy Myers | Mesquite NV
    Date: March 28, 2023
    Donnie Sorry for the loss of your momma. What a great lady, many great memories of your family. Friends always. Roy
    Date: March 28, 2023
    Lisa, Donnie, David and families. So very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a true lady. Pat A
  6. Guest: Janet Myer | West Lafayette IN
    Date: March 27, 2023
    Peggy and I came to share many common interests when she was a bridesmaid for my sister, Jean Crouse Alt. She was the one who introduced me to a 'merry widow.' What was that, anyway? It was a one piece bra, corset and britches. Over the years, we shared on FaceBook. I knew who Donny Buck was, too. I shared his love of horses. He had gone to Jackson School just like all we Crouse kids did. Peggy was always the picture of grace and was an intent listener.
  7. Guest: Becky Skillman | Bloomington, IN
    Date: March 27, 2023
    Peggy was a fine lady with a wonderful smile. I know how much she cared about her family and her community. She not only cared, she actively worked to make a difference. I enjoyed our time together in the Lawrence County Courthouse. My prayers for the family. May your faith, family and many friends help you through the sorrow.
  8. Guest: Karen Reuter | Nokomis, Florida
    Date: March 25, 2023
    Peggy was a beautiful caring person and always enjoyed seeing her in church. She has a wonderful family! She will be greatly missed! Karen Reuter
  9. Guest: Bob & Elizabeth Collins | Bloomington, IN.
    Date: March 25, 2023
    Peggy was a wonderful, hardworking Christian woman. My family knew Peggy from church and my younger daughter had Peggy for sewing in 4-H. We will miss seeing Peggy in church, her sweet smile and her asking Bob or me about the kids.
  10. Guest: Debbie Baker | Bloomington
    Date: March 25, 2023
    What a wonderful woman Peggy is (as a Christian, she's more alive now than she's ever been!). When if run into when I still lived in Bedford, I'd tell her that she was one of the prettiest women I knew! She was very kind and compassionate. How precious for all of you to have such a steady, loving person in your lives. I knew Peggy, Don, Lisa and Donnie as a child and hold happy memories of all of you. My deepest sympathy for your earthly loss!
  11. Guest: Nancy Kimmel | Paoli IN
    Date: March 24, 2023
    A truly classy lady & a lovely master gardener. I will think of her, look up, and smile❤
  12. Guest: Margie EDWARDS | English, IN
    Date: March 24, 2023
    Miss Peggy was a sweetheart! I knew her through Hoosier Hills Master Gardeners. She was a hard worker, friendly and always had a smile.
  13. Guest: Bobby Brown | Venice Florida
    Date: March 24, 2023
    David, Donnie, and family, I’m sorry for your loss. It’s a very sad thing to lose a parent and a loved one. I’ll keep you in my thoughts.
  14. Guest: Johnie Morris | Columbus Indiana
    Date: March 24, 2023
    Strong lady,she paved the way for women to have a say in life. Peggy beautiful lady and all natural. I Only knew only her sons, Donald and David, two handsome young men at times, sure Peggy had her hands full In good way, always polite well mannered men. God blessed your family. Prayers
  15. Guest: Janice Hamilton | Bedford
    Date: March 24, 2023
    Peggy always had a smile and so kind when she helped me start the 4H Dog Obedience classes in Lawrence County in the 70's. Her children were in 4H with mine and she was always so supportive. Not many like Peggy and she will be missed.
  16. Guest: Mike and Rita Ramey | Bedford, IN
    Date: March 24, 2023
    Wow, what memories of Mama Buck chasing us around, twirling, 4H. Always smiling!!!! Prayers to all the Buck kids!!!Mike and Rita
  17. Guest: Sara Kern | Bedford
    Date: March 24, 2023
    I can always remember as a young girl going to the Extension Office to get help with a 4 H project, It was always Peggy that had the answer for me. We went through Extension Homemakers and now ended in the Altrusa of Bedford IN Inc. together. She was a great friend and fun to know. Condolences to the family Sara Kern
  18. Guest: Ralph Purkhiser | West Baden Springs
    Date: March 24, 2023
    I am so sorry to hear of Peggy's passing, but I know she is walking on streets of gold, where the roses never fade. I always enjoyed being with her, whether at Master Gardener events or in church. I was never her pastor, but I know how faithful she was to her church, and appreciate the support she gave me through her prayers. She will be missed by all who knew her.
  19. Guest: Donald R Mann | Indianapolis
    Date: March 24, 2023
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I will always remember seeing her at the 4-H fairgrounds during the summer. She was always nice to me and a very nice lady. Will be thinking about you three and the times we spent there also. Don Mann
  20. Guest: Pat German | Fort Worth Texas
    Date: March 24, 2023
    Will always cherish the many precious memories her family gave us. Love and prayers always
  21. Guest: Lucianne Zink | Greenwood Village, CO
    Date: March 24, 2023
    Precious memories are surfacing as I read about the passing of your mother. She was a beautiful, kind and thoughtful lady that will be terribly missed. I am so fortunate to have felt her grace. With a heavy heart, know that I’m thinking of you Lisa, Donny and David.
  22. Guest: Betsy Hays Bossaer | Reynolds. IN
    Date: March 24, 2023
    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort for all of you.
  23. Guest: Suzie Batchelor Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 23, 2023
    Lisa, Donnie, David and families. Peggy was a beautiful lady with a big heart. Always smiling. Heaven welcomed a precious Angel. Cherish all the memories you shared together. Very sorry for your loss. Love and hugs to all.
  24. Guest: Cindy Acton Matlock | Bedford, IN
    Date: March 23, 2023
    My deepest sympathies to Lisa, Donnie, David and children. Peggy was such a kind and beautiful person. Heaven truly gained a precious angel. My love to all.
  25. Guest: Bill & Linda Schoonmaker | Bedford, IN
    Date: March 23, 2023
    Peggy always had a smile on her face when she came to church. She was always interested in how our family members were doing. She was a beautifu woman with a big heart and showed everyone how a true lady acts and speaks. We will miss her.
  26. Guest: LeeAnn Underwood | Noblesville INDIANA
    Date: March 23, 2023
    I’ll keep good memories of a nice lady I’ve know for many years! She was one of a kind and I know she’ll be missed. Thank you Peggy
  27. Guest: Nancy Bartlett Limp | Bedford, IN
    Date: March 23, 2023
    Sending my condolences. What a special and sweet lady to have known. 🙏
  28. Guest: Jim and Susan Vogel | Thornton, Colordo
    Date: March 23, 2023
    To the entire Buck family; your mother, grandmother and friend was a remarkable, genuine lady at all times. What an amazing, free speaking woman. I know you will miss her terribly but you will have memories and laughter that will get you through. Cherish the moments. So so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you. Jim and Susi Vogel.
  29. Guest: Odie Worley Taylor | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: March 23, 2023
    I am so sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. Will be thinking of your family during this difficult time.