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Myredith E. Buss

November 17, 1938 ~ October 27, 2022 (age 83)

Obituary

Myredith E. Buss, 83, of Salina, Kansas, was born on Thursday, November 17, 1938 and passed away Thursday, October 27, 2022 with her family at her side.  A Thursday child; generous and loving throughout her life.
 
As a child of the Great Depression, Myredith's early life was not easy. She worked in the orchard and garden, fished with her brothers in a nearby river, and froze her fingers raising ducks to help support her family. But she walked away from her childhood with a strong faith, a loving and supportive family, compassion for those less fortunate, a sharp-witted sense of humor, and a belief that determination and hard work would bring a brighter future.
 
She was married twice, first to Ronald C. Tonne with whom she had four children.  They lived in Norton, Kansas, where she worked as the Clerk of the District Court.  She moved to Salina, Kansas in 1978 and later married Kenneth. E. Buss, creating a loving family that would last until his death in 2019.  Ken made her laugh, loved her endlessly, and broke her heart with his passing. They were both devoted grandparents, attending all of life's events with great joy!
 
Myredith gave love through acts of kindness: sharing recipes, teaching us to cook and bake. Fruits and vegetables were treasures, especially if they were free and picked by hand – they found their way into jellies and jams, salads and jello desserts to be relished each year on our holiday tables.
 
She always had a project in the works! She gifted us all treasured holiday decorations, hand-crocheted pillowcases, and beautiful quilts, and she lovingly mended the stuffed animals of her grandchildren – a labor of love that continued even with arthritic hands and failing eyesight.
 
Myredith found beauty in everyday things: watching her flowers grow, the smell of baking cinnamon rolls, the croaking of frogs, and the chatter and giggles of children at play.  She enjoyed the fellowship of Mentor Methodist Church and spoke of time spent with friends from the choir, countless pancake breakfasts with friends and grandkids, and the comfort she found in this supportive community.  
 
With broken hearts and appreciation for the beautiful life she stitched together and shared with us are two of her siblings, Henry Elder and Annie Nelson, three of her children, Arden Tonne, Ronda Blatt, and Byron Tonne, her stepchildren Melinda Sevedge and Steve Buss, daughters and sons by marriage, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many friends. We will miss her but know that she will be welcomed to eternity with heavenly hugs from her husband Kenneth Earl of 37 years, her cherished son Terry Allen Tonne who sadly left us way too soon, and many others who shared her life.
 
A service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, November 26th at 11:00 am at the Mentor Methodist Church, 616 E. Mentor Rd., Mentor, Kansas 67416.  Memorials may be made to the Mentor Methodist Church in memory of Myredith E. Buss.

 

 

 

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 Service Program


Services

Celebration of Life Service
Saturday
November 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Mentor United Methodist Church
616 E Mentor Rd
Mentor, KS 67416

Donations

Mentor United Methodist Church
616 E Mentor Rd, Mentor KS 67416
Tel: 1-785-667-4081

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