Mrs. LaVar Annette Buckner, a longtime resident of Silsbee, Texas, passed away early Sunday, September 29, 2019, in Sugar Land, Texas, at the age of 100 years, 3 months, and 24 days.
Mrs. Buckner was born June 5, 1919, in Greeley, Colorado, and had lived in Southeast Texas most of her life. She had been a dedicated member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 60 years, and was most recently a member of First Baptist Church in Rosenberg, Texas. She loved and was loved by many.
Her survivors include her daughter, Alice Milat and husband Lloyd of Sugar Land; grandchildren, Tracy Self and husband Tim of Nacogdoches, Texas, Jason Buckner and wife Brandi of Lumberton, Texas, Sarah Hughes and husband David of Richmond, Texas, Joshua Milat of Spring, Texas, Stacey Ovanes and husband Matt of Boxford, Massachusetts, and Melissa DeFrees and husband Glenn of New York; 18 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin J. Buckner, on May 17, 1996; her son, Lamar C. Buckner; and her parents, Arthur W. Mondt and Louise Mondt Wilson.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Farmer Funeral Home Chapel, located at 415 N. Fourth Street in Silsbee, Texas.
Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Farmer Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Fred Raney officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Buckner Cemetery, located on FM 417, off U.S. Hwy. 96 South near Center, Texas, in Shelby County.