Jessie M. Buckler, 88, of Columbia, MO, died February 2, 2013, at Ashland Villa Assisted Living.
She was born on July 9, 1924, in St. Stevens New Brunswick, Canada, and was raised in Portland, ME, by her parents, Harry E. and Georgia (Pendleton) Watts.
On March 20, 1944, she married Wilbur H. Buckler and spent the next 21 years as a Navy wife, traveling from coast to coast. Their retirement years were spent in Columbia, MO.
Jessie is survived by her daughter, Dianne Reed (Jerry) of Columbia, MO; two grandchildren, Travis Buckler of Versailles, MO and Becky Buckler of Maui, HI; and two great-grandchildren, Spencer and Jaxon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur, her son, David, and her sister, Louise Orne.
A graveside service was be held in Red Top Cemetery in Hallsville on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd, Columbia, MO 65202
Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.