Susan Buchner remembered as a loving mother, hard worker

Saturday, September 15, 2012 | 5:46 p.m. CDT; updated 8:54 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 15, 2012
Susan Buchner died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

Susan R. Buchner of Columbia died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. She was 47.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1965, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Lloyd and Shirley (Bowers) Hinders.

Ms. Buchner graduated from Wapsie Valley Community High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Columbia College.

Ms. Buchner was a loving and supportive mother and grandmother who enjoyed going out for bingo and loved nothing more than sitting on her front porch reading books.

She worked at Boone Hospital Center in hospitality for the last five years and was known for being a hard worker. Before working at Boone Hospital, she was the general manager at Midway Family Restaurant.

She is survived by two daughters: Kayla Childers and Bethany Childers (Devon Woods), both of Columbia; three siblings: Laura Starke (Greg) of Riceville, Iowa, Denise Cordrey (Tom), of Fulton, and Jerry Hinders, of Columbia; three grandchildren: Mariah Lopez, De'Asiyah Woods and De'Mijah Woods, all of Columbia; and nieces and nephews. 

Her parents died earlier. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, located on 1217 Business Loop 70 W. with services to follow at 5 p.m.

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