Olen Lester Buchanan Jr.

Olen Lester Buchanan Jr., 82, Peabody, died June 11, 2008, at Newton Medical Center, Newton.

Born March 11, 1926, at Cassville, Mo., he was the son of Olen and Irene (Alred) Buchanan.

He was a sealer technician at Boeing, Wichita.

On Jan. 21, 1961, he married Pearl Anna Tribble. She died in 2007.

He also was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Pamela Gahman.

Survivors include a son, Anthony Buchanan of Peabody; daughter, Terri Lynn Williams of Andover; stepson, Raymond Ruggles of Wichita; two stepdaughters, Patricia Shipman of Wichita and Joyce Crawford of Greenbriar, Ark.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at Baker Funeral Home, Peabody, with Pastor James Pohlman officiating. Mark Ruggles officiated at the graveside service, which was held at Andover Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established with KSU Cancer Research.