Helen Louise St. Clair Buhler passed away at Brandon Woods at Alvamar on Friday, May 1, 2015. Memorial services will be Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 11 am at Plymouth Congregational Church, with the Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey officiating. Inurnment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 am until service time Thursday at the church.
Helen Louise was born March 4, 1921, in Lawrence, Kansas to John S. and Matie Belle Morgan St. Clair. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School and later attended Kansas University, where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She married Everett Eugene Buhler on December 20, 1941, in Pensacola, Florida.
She is survived by their five children and their families, David and Beth Buhler, Lawrence, Amelia, Kristen, & Adam; Robert and Annette Buhler Jones, Garden City, Megan, Matthew, & Stephen; Mark and Elizabeth Buhler Ames, Columbia, Mo., Julia, Jessica, & Mallory; Mark and Marsha Buhler, Lawrence, Anne, Tyson & Sam; and Kathryn Buhler Bernhardt, Virginia Beach, Va., Andrew, Hanna, Mary, & Jon; and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Everett, and her sister Rachael Virginia Curd.
Everett and Helen returned to Lawrence from Garden City in 1958 to raise and educate their family. Helen worked for many years at Lawrence National Bank and was involved with Delta Gamma Advisory, LaSertoma, P.E.O., and the Watkins Museum. Helen was a great granddaughter of Johnathan Flanders Morgan, a member of the New England Immigrant Aid Society, which arrived in Lawrence in 1854. The Morgan homestead was located on the south side of Mount Oread, now part of the University of Kansas. The homestead was burned during Quantrill’s Raid on August 21, 1863, though all family members survived.
Always gracious and sincere, she enjoyed the company of family and many friends. Contributions in Helen Louise’s memory may be made to Visiting Nurses or Plymouth Congregational Church, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.