SERVICE First Baptist Church in Appleton City, Missouri on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.
MINISTERS Pastor John Scofield and Reverend Chad Pollard
VISITATION Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Friday, November 30, 2007 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
INTERMENT Appleton City Cemetery in Appleton City, Missouri
MEMORIALS Alzheimer’s Association or Appleton City Cemetery Association
Edmond Eugene VanBuskirk, son of James Floyd and Elizabeth Kathleen (Carrier) VanBuskirk, was born in Rockville, Missouri August 27, 1925. He passed away November 28 2007 at St. John’s Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri at 82 years of age. Edmond lived in the Appleton City, Missouri area all of his life. On September 16, 1946 Edmond and Lois Jean Culbertson were united in marriage in Fort Scott, Kansas and to this union three children were born. He farmed and had worked as custodian at Montrose Public School for 16 years. He was Sunday School Director at the First Baptist Church for 35 years and retired as custodian for the church in August of 2005 after approximately 30 years of service. He held a membership at the Appleton City First Baptist Church and also the Church of God (Holiness). Mr. VanBuskirk dedicated his life to his family and “The Church”. He enjoyed baseball and liked listening to ball games on the radio. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Lois of Appleton City; his children, Shirley and husband Michael Gwin of Romayor, Texas, Linda and husband Steve Saia of Carl Junction, Missouri, and Terry VanBuskirk of Appleton City, Missouri; one sister Lavon and husband Jim Sommers of Loveland, Colorado; a brother-in-law Leon Culbertson and wife Anna; seven grandchildren: Shawn Gwin, Amy (Gwin) Smith, Matthew Dutton, Lindsay Dutton, Jeremy VanBuskirk, Corey VanBuskirk, and Jared VanBuskirk; and six great-grandchildren.