Marlene Ann Buddenberg, 86, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 8:52 AM, Friday, July 12th, 2019 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, IN. Marlene was born in Indianapolis, IN on July 9, 1933, a daughter of the late Goldie (Warram) Turner and Morris Moore. She was a graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1951. Marlene was a former deputy auditor for Ohio County. She also worked in sales for Marshalls and Sears department stores. Marlene was also employed at Mary’s Grocery Store in Aurora and the Chair Factory. Marlene married the love of her life Ernest L. “John” Buddenberg on October 12, 1952. Marlene and John were married nearly 67 years until her passing. Marlene had a talent for sewing, embroidery, and quilting and liked tending to her garden and flowers. She also enjoyed fishing and was happy to sit there for hours, if she caught anything or not. Marlene loved music and to dance and sing. Even when her health and memory were failing, she was able to remember and sing her favorite songs with You Are My Sunshine being one of them. Marlene was a vibrant and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend and her talents and love for life will never be forgotten.
Marlene is survived by her loving husband, Ernest “John” Buddenberg, of Rising Sun, IN; by two daughters, Jackie Meyer and husband Justin, of Aurora, IN and Candy Southard and husband Dan, of Rising Sun, IN; by a son, John M. Buddenberg and wife Barbara, of Walhalla, SC; by grandchildren; Tony Baker, Nick Southard, Sarah Southard, Michelle Buddenberg, Joe Buddenberg & Cody Meyer and by great-grandchildren; Hayden, Toby, Lucas, Mikayla & Luis; by a sister, Patricia Viers, of Patriot, IN and a brother, Walter Edward Shannon, of Rising Sun, IN. Marlene was preceded in death by a brother, Morris Moore.
Funeral services will be 1 PM, Tuesday, July 16th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Pastor Harris Long officiating. Friends are invited to call Tuesday 11AM-1PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery in Patriot, IN. Memorial Donations may be made to Ripley Crossing Activity Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. marklandfuneralhome.com