Alice Van Buren, 86

Alice Van Buren, 86, homemaker from Marion, died Aug. 12 at HCA Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

The funeral was Aug. 15 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church. Burial was at the Marion Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 6, 1921, to Edward and Bessie (Shupert) Pilgrim in Bache, Okla. On March 21, 1946, she was married to L. Earl Van Buren, who predeceased her in 1983.

She is survived by son Roy and Cheryl of Hillsboro; daughters Anita and Roger Galbraith of Defiance, Ohio, Jan and Mike Erpelding of Crete, Neb., and Khrista and Rick Branson of Ashland; sister Wanda Baxter of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established with Eastmoor UMC or St. Luke Foundation.

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