Pearl Buffington

Pearl Louise Buffington (Hiatt)

Saturday, August 8th, 1942 - Friday, November 30th, 2018
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Pearl Louise Buffington 76 of Weeping Water died November 30, 2018 at her home
Born in Tabor Iowa August 8th, 1942 (or according to her Mom, her real birthday is August 9th) on a farm about four miles south of Tabor, Iowa to Everett Leroy Hiatt and Irene Isabell (Timson). She was given the name Pearl for her Dad's Aunt Pearl, she used her middle name, Louise, as her common name.
she is the youngest of nine children.
Her young life was spent on the farm where life was not always easy. There was no electricity until she was in the 4th grade. Wood would be cut in the fall for heat all winter. There were many daily chores to be done. A large garden was planted in the spring for canning vegetables, several fruit trees bushes were harvested for canning fruit.
her favorite times as a youngster were on the weekends when her brothers and sisters would bring their families home and she could play with her nieces and nephews. being the youngest in the family, she had many nieces and nephews her age and even older.
Louise was an avid reader, also some favorite games were Chinese Checkers,(her very favorite), Card games, Steal Sticks, Red rover, run for your supper and softball.
Iowa had Girls' Basketball Programs way before Nebraska, she participated in High School Basketball.
She fell in love the summer of 1958 with "Hydraulic"
Harold Wayne Buffington and Pearl Louise Hiatt were married on February 14, 1960 at the Murray Christian Church. This was her beginning of life in Murray, Nebraska.
They had three children, Christina, Linda and Jeffrey.
She accepted God in her life and was baptized in the Murray Christian Church.
She held a number of jobs throughout her life, Baby-sitting, The Murray Correspondent for the Plattsmouth Journal, the PE teacher at Murray Elementary, Josten's, Signature Foods, and Beemis Bag Company. She retired in 2007.
Her retirement years were spent enjoying the fellowship of friends, coffee at the Senior Center, long car rides through the countryside, her hobbies of reading and walking. She also looked forward t her trips to the casino with her nieces, Jackie, Phyliss and Susie.
Her Children hosted a 70th birthday party for her at the Glenwood, Iowa Park. this was one of her most enjoyable days of her life. she was grateful and so appreciative for all who came to celebrate with her.
"What word best describes your life?" Her reply "Children"
"My daughters and my son have made my life worth living after losing my husband, their Dad.
They have given me many loving Grandchildren and always have time to include me in their daily lives. Whenever I have felt afraid of what life was offering me they have always been there offering their love and support".
Pearl Louise Buffington died November 30, 2018.
She is survived by her children Christina (Ronald) Tietgen, Linda (John) Fleming and Jeffrey (Tracy) Buffington; Nine Grandchildren, Lindsey McKinstry, Jamie (Kyle) Kats, Matthew Tietgen, Brandie (Louis) Morales, Mackenzie Fleming, Nicholas Fleming, Danielle (Jack) Douglas, Melissa (Jake) Douglas-Bergman and Brianna Buffington; Four Great Grandchildren Marlow and hazel Morales, Bronson Douglas and Salem Douglas-Bergman, A sister, Dorothy Buffington, a Brother-in-law Gene Dooly and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, a Granddaughter Brittany, Son-in-law Gene McKinstry, her parents, three sisters and four brothers.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Hammons Family Funeral Chapel
    207 West H Street
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  • Service

    Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 | 10:30pm
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 10:30pm
    First Christian Church
    306 West H Street
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    Pastor Richard Ream
  • Interment

    Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 12:00pm
    Lewiston Cemetery
    1106 Kenosha Rd
    MURRAY, NE 68409
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  • Reception

    Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 |
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
    First Christian Church
    306 West H Street
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