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Grace O. (Dunlap) Buckmaster

October 12, 1925 ~ September 27, 2019 (age 93)


Grace O. Buckmaster, 93, of Defiance, passed away on  Friday September 27, 2019 at Mercy Defiance Hospital.  
She was born on October 12, 1925 to Ora and Ella (Byrd) Dunlap at Middlepoint, Ohio.  On April 25, 1944 she married Paul E. Buckmaster and he preceded her in death on June 17, 1982.  

Grace worked as a slicer at Brown's Bakery and as a waitress and grill cook at Barnes Restaurant for several years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Defiance where she was a former Sunday school teacher.  Grace enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading the newspaper, vegetable gardening, canning and craft shows.  
Grace is survived by her daughters, Joyce Gallant of Ft. Wayne; Marnie (Tim) Schwiebert of Defiance; Carol (Mike) Bishop of Defiance; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Margaret Wagner of Kalida. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Georgia A. Buckmaster; brothers, Ray Dunlap, Glenn Dunlap, Darwin Dunlap; sister, Violet Wagner; and grandson, Jeffrey D. Gallant.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance; where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday October 2, 2019.  Burial will follow at Brunersburg Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or Fort Defiance Humane Society. 

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October 1, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Funeral Service
October 2, 2019

11:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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