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William Howard Buntin

October 24, 1940 February 23, 2019
William Howard Buntin
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Obituary for William Howard Buntin

William Howard “Bill” Buntin, 78 of Kahoka, MO, died Saturday evening, February 23, 2019 in St. Francisville, MO.

He was born on October 24, 1940 in Kirksville, MO, the son of Reverend Howard E. and Hazel Dean Shaffer Buntin.

On September 16, 1959, Bill was united in marriage to Nellie Rhodes in Keokuk, IA and they enjoyed 59 years of marriage. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Bill (Joe) Buntin of Hannibal, MO and Danny (Cindy) Buntin of Wayland, MO, step-grandchildren, Tiffanie West-Bennett, James West, Johnathan West and two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Grayson two special friends, Julie Gares Thrower and Brandon Todd.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Valerie Williams, two sisters and two brothers.

Bill had been employed at Keokuk Steel Castings until his retirement. He was currently the owner of B & B Fireworks Enterprise in St. Francisville and Alexandria.

He was a member of the United Steelworkers of America Local #3311.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren brought him much joy.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday March 2, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka. Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Visitation was held after 1 p.m., Friday March 1, at the funeral home with the family meeting with friends from 5 – 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Freedom in Christ Church in Kahoka.

Cemetery Details


Kahoka Cemetery Final Resting Place

Vine Street
Kahoka, MO 63445

Vine Street Kahoka 63445 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Freedom in Christ Church

232 W. College St.
Kahoka, MO 63445

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