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Mahlon J. Buckwalter

May 17, 1920 March 16, 2019
Mahlon J. Buckwalter
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Obituary for Mahlon J. Buckwalter

Mahlon J Buckwalter, 98, of Palmyra, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, MO.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Saturday March 23, 2019 at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra, MO. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery with full Military Rites given by American Legion Boots Dickson Post #174. Reverend Eric Anderson will officiate.

Visitation will be held Friday March 22, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra, MO.

Mahlon was born May 17,1920, in Palmyra, MO to Harry Rohrer and Harriet Lenore Harsh Buckwalter. He married Ada Lucille Bonebrake on April 29, 1945 in Hannibal, MO. She preceded him in death on May 12, 2005.

Survivors include his children, Janis L. Lomax, Palmyra; James A. Buckwalter and wife Donna of Hannibal; David L. Buckwalter and wife Terrie of Palmyra; Judith A. Cotterill and husband Brian of Dubai, UAE; and Richard W Buckwalter of Palmyra; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Mahlon loved his children through deeds and sage advice.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and seven brothers, John, Amos, Paul, Nathan, Allan, Wayne, Arthur and one sister, Mary Nelson; one brother, Warren Buckwalter, of Hannibal survives.

He was a 1938 graduate of Palmyra High School and a member of the United Methodist Church of Palmyra.

Professionally Mahlon was a machinist for Gardner-Denver in Quincy, IL, for 36 years, and a 50-year plus member of the international Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

He was a four year member of the United States Army enlisting September 16,1941 until his honorable discharge on September 2, 1945. He served during World War II and was stationed in England in Air Offensive Europe and Rhineland Campaigns flying 31 combat missions.

Mahlon also served as a volunteer at the Palmyra Nutrition Center delivering meals for
20-plus years as well as completing many "fix-it" jobs there.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed gardening, bird watching, hunting and particularly fishing. He spent many hours at North River Dam, Re- Regulation Dam, and ponds often catching the "big "one. Trips to Canada for fishing were also a pleasure.

Pallbearers: Lyndell Lomax, Alan Buckwalter, Lucas Buckwalter, Lance Lomax, Andrew Buckwalter, and Jacob Buckwalter. Honorary Pallbearers: Nathan Buckwalter and Tyler Buckwalter.




Memorial contributions may be made to Palmyra Nutrition Center or Marion County Library Sub- District 1.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

22

Mar

5:00 PM 3/22/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/22/2019 7:00:00 PM
Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel

424 S Main Street
Palmyra, MO 63461

Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel
424 S Main Street Palmyra 63461 MO
United States

Service

Saturday

23

Mar

10:30 AM 3/23/2019 10:30:00 AM
Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel

424 S Main Street
Palmyra, MO 63461

Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel
424 S Main Street Palmyra 63461 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

3741 Highway BB
Palmyra, Missouri 63461

3741 Highway BB Palmyra 63461 Missouri
United States

Memorial Contribution

Palmyra Nutrition Center

Palmyra, Missouri 63461
Memorial Contributions may be donated to The Palmyra Nutrition Center or Marion County Library Sub- District 1.

Marion County Library Sub District 1

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