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Eileen Buckbee

July 16, 1938 — August 4, 2023

Sargent, NE- Eileen L. Buckbee age 85 of Sargent died Friday August 4, 2023, at her home near Sargent.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday August 9, 2023, at 10:30 AM in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Sargent with Father Jim Hunt officiating.  Interment will be in the Somerford Cemetery near Sargent.  Memorials are suggested to the Church.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday August 8, 2023, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church with a rosary service to follow at the church.  Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.  online condolenses may be left at  

Eileen Louise Buckbee was born on July 16, 1938, at Great Bend, KS to Joseph and Johanna (Penka) Boor.  She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Ellinwood, KS and then graduated from Ellinwood, KS High School in 1957.  After high school Eileen worked as a bookkeeper for Ward-Pivonka Motor Company until 1972.  

In April of 1970, Darryl Buckbee met Eileen Boor through his relatives from Kansas; at Christmas they were engaged. On November 18, 1972, Darryl and Eileen were married in Ellinwood, KS. A son, Darren, was born to them in September of 1973. 

Eileen and family lived on the Buckbee farm in the Somerford Community.  They worked together raising crops and livestock. Eileen brought her bookkeeping strengths to the farm with each dollar and expense diligently recorded.

When Darryl died on December 10, 2015, Eileen continued to help with daily chores and maintaining financial ledgers for her son.  

Eileen enjoyed crafts and cooking, especially during Christmas. It became a family tradition to help in the creation of various candies and cookies which were then shared with relatives and friends. Visitors would not leave empty handed; boxes of sweets were eagerly gifted.

Eileen loved to decorate for the Christmas Season. Handmade ornaments, pillows, and figures would adorn each room of her house. A collection of Santa Claus figurines as well as a Nativity stayed out year-round. 

Eileen loved to visit with her family, share with her friends and look to help those in need. Kindness, sharing, and compassion defined her. She saw neighbors as family.

Eileen would laugh freely, love unconditionally, and insist on a positive approach to life no matter what difficulties arose.

If a life could be expressed in a bible verse, Eileen’s would be “faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Eileen is survived by her son Darren of Sargent, sisters; Mary Lou Button, Carol Shara, and Betty Janatello.  She is survived by one brother Leon Boor.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Darryl, a sister Shirley Ann Krier and her in-laws Clarence and Hattie Buckbee. 

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