Loretta Mae Buckles, 84 of Owaneco, passed away at 4:18pm on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in her home.  She was born on May 2, 1936 in Taylorville, the daughter of Augustus “Gus” and Vallie (Robertson) Norris.  She married Richard K. Buckles on February 5, 1956 in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on March 19, 2010.  Loretta graduated from Taylorville High School and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  She worked for many years in the Christian County Clerk’s Office.  Loretta had a true love for friendships.  From her morning coffee group to evening social time, she enjoyed every moment spent with her friends.  She was dedicated to her family whom she dearly loved.  She enjoyed cooking, especially for the Sunday meals with her family.  She also enjoyed the outdoors and flowers.
She is survived by her children: Dave Buckles (Debbie) of Owaneco and Kathy Goeckner (Bob) of Taylorville; grandchildren: Savannah Buckles, Michael Buckles, Abby Barlow (Clint), and Allyson Goeckner; and great grandchildren: Brystol and Braelyn Barlow.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings: Gale Norris, Blanche Pesek, and Melvin Norris.
A private family service will be held at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Becky Lembke officiating.  Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Memorials may be left to the Alzheimer’s Association.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Loretta, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at  

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