Marion (Myers) Buckmaster

ALLIANCE -Marion Elizabeth (Myers) Snowden Buckmaster, 93, of Alliance, died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Roselawn Gardens of Alliance.

A member of the Marlboro Christian Church from the age of 4, Mrs. Buckmaster was a 60-year member of the Alliance Chapter of Eastern Star No. 296, 59-year member of Faith Court No. 43, Order of the Amaranth, 43-year member of Kadish Court, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Daughters of the Nile Ishtar Temple No. 54 in Cincinnati, Advisory Board for Arthritis Foundation of Stark County, Mayors Commission on Aging, Mount Union College Women’s Club, and the YMCA.

She also held the Grand Cross of Color for Rainbow Girls, was First Mother Advisor for Rainbow Girls in Alliance, past High Priestess of Ladies Oriental Shrine, past Royal Matron of Faith Court No. 43 Order of the Amaranth, and volunteered on the patient service committee of the Arthritis Foundation for 10 years.

Survivors include her children, Rick Snowden of Alliance, Elizabeth Taylor of Fort Thomas, KY; sister, Ruth Ann Swift of Alliance; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step grandsons; and four great-step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, George W. Buckmaster.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Marlboro Christian Church with Edward J. Harnish, Minister, officiating. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at Salem Greenlawn Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. Friends may register online at


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