In Memory

Doris Patton (Buckner)

Doris Patton (Buckner)

TOPEKA, KANSAS - Doris Claudetta (Patton) Buckner, 74, was called home into God's hands on March 1, 2018, after battling ovarian cancer. Doris was born in Topeka, Kansas to Samuel W. and Doris G. Patton at their home. Doris was a lifelong Topeka resident. She is survived by her brother Samuel, Jr. and sisters Karen and Melva. Her parents and brother Gerald preceded her in death. 

Doris married Leonard Buckner in 1963 and to that union was born four sons - L.J. (Sonja), Brian (LuCinda), Brett (Jessica), and Jarrod. Doris had 12 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and 5 step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly. 

Doris was a 1962 graduate of Highland Park High School. She graduated from Washburn School of Nursing in December 1981 and earned her Master's in Nursing from the University of Kansas in May 1999. Doris proudly worked as a nurse for 30 years. 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 AM, Thursday, March 8 at St Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 6415 NE Antioch Rd, Gladstone, MO. Funeral service will be celebrated 10:00 AM, Friday, March 9, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 307 Tefft, Topeka, KS. Inurnment will take place at a private ceremony at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka, KS. 

The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, or to the churches listed above.

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03/05/18 01:55 PM #1    

Jack Hochstedler

RIP Doris

03/05/18 03:06 PM #2    

Patsy Baker (Owens)

So sorry to hear we have lost another classmate.  Prayers to the family.

03/05/18 03:47 PM #3    

Becky Bayless (Remy)

I'm so very sorry to learn this. 

03/05/18 03:51 PM #4    

Mary Greenberg (Conselman)

Doris was a bright shining example of optimism and had a cheery disposition. She proudly continued

Her education and was a longtime professional. Doris is a credit to the HP class of 1962 & will

be missed by family and friends. RIP and God be with your spirit, Doris. 

03/06/18 06:00 AM #5    

Mike Kellogg

We have lost an outstanding member of our class and the community.

03/06/18 08:20 AM #6    

Alicia Clements (Moe)

I am sorrowing at learning of Doris' death.  Her life was a shining example of a giving, caring person who brightened the world in which she lived.  My sympathies to her family.   Alicia (Clements) Moe 

03/06/18 09:26 AM #7    

Judy Matthews (Kash)

I was honored to be reconnected to Doris twice. She graciously rescued me from an awkward social situation  in the early 90s, and saw her again at Menninger Professional Library. That she remembered me after my absence of 30+ years speaks to her thoughtfulness and kindness. Condolences to her family.

03/06/18 11:23 AM #8    

Jerome Miller

Condolences to the Buckner family. Rest in peace, Doris.

03/06/18 11:59 PM #9    

Joyce Whaley (Robertson)

I am so sorry to hear Doris has passed away. I remember her as a very kind and humorous classmate. She is certainly admired for her accomplishments in her professional field of nursing. May God bring his compassion and peace to the Buckner family.

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