Melva Bucher

Melva BucherMelva V. Bucher, 81, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Abingdon died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at her home.

She was born May 28, 1922, in Astoria, a daughter of Thomas E. and Grace L. Long Howe.

Surviving are one daughter, Jill Brecher of Orlando; one brother, Charles (and Nina) Howe of Lewistown; one sister, Onilee (and William) Merrill of Astoria; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Bucher; two brothers Herbert and Max Howe; and three sisters, Pierapont Howe, June Scott and Winifred Howe.

She had worked at Abingdon Industries.

Visitation will be Thursday from 10-10:45 a.m. at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. at Astoria Cemetery with Gary Sheets officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 4700 N. University, Suite 92, Peoria, IL 61614.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/22/2003

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