Ermit C. Buhman, 90, St. Joseph, MO

Published 07/21 2014 09:37AM

Updated 07/21 2014 09:39AM

Ermit C. Buhman, 90, St. Joseph, MO; passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Living Community of St. Joseph.

Ermit was born on March 4, 1924 in Clarksdale, MO to the late Oscar and Emma (Fisher) Buhman. He was a graduate of Clarksdale High School.

Mr. Buhman served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1944-1946.

Ermit farmed in Clarksdale and worked at Swifts Packing and as a rural postal carrier. He was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church of St. Joseph, MO, as well as a member of the American Legion Post #508 and the Clarksdale Lions Club.

Ermit married Catherine Karl on April 21, 1947; she preceded him in death in 1976. Mr. Buhman was also preceded in death by his siblings, Verda McManus, Vincent, Melvin, Kenneth and Fr. Leo Buhman.

Survivors include children, Margaret Mallen, Columbia, MO ; Kenneth (Carol) Buhman, St. Joseph, MO; Larry (Marcia) Buhman, Stewartsville, MO; Jeanette (David) Brown, Columbia, MO; Gayle (Michele) Buhman, Amity, MO and Chris (Charlotte) Buhman, Savannah, MO; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; siblings, Irmalee Schieber, Rita McQuinn, Johnnie, Harold, Gilbert, Earl “Bud” and Jim Buhman.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Tuesday Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hurlingen, MO. Visitation will be held after 12:00 PM Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 PM Monday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:30 PM.

Memorial donations may be made to Missouri Veterans Home of Cameron or St. Francis Xavier Catholic School of St. Joseph, MO.

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