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Genevieve A. "Jenny" Buenker, 84, of Effingham passed away Tuesday evening, March 14, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. The Council of Catholic Women will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. followed by visitation until 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association or to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Jenny was born Dec. 23, 1932, in Effingham, the daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Koelsch) Knabe. She married Adolph J. Buenker on July 16, 1950, and he preceded her in death in 1996. Jenny was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham, as well as the Council of Catholic Women. She was employed by Sears in Effingham for many years.
Jenny is survived by her two daughters, Diana Apke and Suzanne (Christopher) Sehy, both of Effingham; three grandchildren, Katie (Pat) Knepler, DVM of Westminster, CO, Lauren Sehy of Chicago and Curtis Sehy of Lombard; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Kiera Knepler; and sisters-in-law, Carolyn Knabe of Tennesee, Betty Buenker of Teutopolis and Mary Knabe of Effingham.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Al and James Knabe; and sister, Martha Repking.
Published on March 16, 2017
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