Obituary – Ruth Buckman

Last Updated on August 3rd, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

Ruth E. Buckman


Age: 73


City: Buda, Illinois


Time of Death: 12:15 p.m.


Date of Death: Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Place of Death: her home.




Services: Cremation Rites will be accorded.










Date/ Place of Birth: She was born October 8, 1944 in Princeton, Illinois the daughter of Joseph and Darlene (Ropp) Jackson.


Marriage: Ruth married Alvin Decker in 1962 in Buda, Illinois. He preceded her in death on December 1, 1973. She married Marvin Buckman on January 27, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He survives in Buda.


Survivors: 3 children: Lee Anne (Kevin) Reed of Galesburg, Illinois, Robert (Sandra) Decker of Buda, Illinois, and Don Decker of Silvis, Illinois; 5 grandchildren: Vannessa Sturm, Ashleigh Decker, Zachary (Ashlee Connor) Decker, Blair (Zeph) Thompson, and Dusty (Autumn Erwin) Decker; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous step-children and grandchildren; 3 brothers: Richard, Bill, and Bob Jackson; 3 sisters: Mildred, Sandra, and Joan, numerous brothers-in law and sisters-in law and many nieces and nephews.


Preceded in death: Her parents, and one brother, Danny Joe.


Education: Attended Western High School in Buda.


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Memberships/Hobbies: Ruth enjoyed the southern life in Texas and going to the beach. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.


Memorials: Buda Fire and Rescue and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


Grant- Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton