Dorothy M. Buening
Dorothy M. Buening, 69, of Mason, IL, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Home, 1110 N. Fourth Street, Effingham, IL 62401. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery in Mason, IL. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Effingham County Right to Life or donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at
Dorothy was born on May 2, 1950, in Teutopolis, IL, the daughter of Norbert and Mary "Millie" (Schniederjan) Esker. She was united in marriage to George J. Buening on August 19, 1972 at St Francis of Assisi Church in Teutopolis.
Dorothy was a loving wife and a stay-at-home mother. She was a homeschool teacher as well as a homeschool group leader. She loved history, gardening, and cooking, but spending time with her family was most important. Dorothy was especially happy when surrounded by her grandchildren. She was a giving person and a hard worker who was always happy to help anyone who needed it. Dorothy was an active member and Sunday School teacher at New Hope Pentecostal Church in Flora, IL.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, George Buening of Mason; children, Christopher Buening of Mason, Michael (Jenny) Buening of Tolono, Jonathan (Aubrey) Buening of Homer, Ann Buening of Mason, David Buening of Watson, Joshua (Erin) Buening of Effingham, Caleb (Amanda) Buening of Charleston; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; siblings, Carolyn Carmichael, Ron (Pam) Esker, Howard (Connie) Esker, Richard (Jeanette) Esker, JoEllen (Mick) Bretz, Paul (Emma) Esker, Cindy Murdock, Tony (Janet) Esker, and Fred (Kathy) Esker; and brother-in-law, Gerald "Smokie" Burford.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son in infancy, William; sister, Barbara Burford; and grandson in infancy, Elijah Buening.
Published on September 16, 2019


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Renee Flach
Sep 17, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Dot was one of my best friends in grade and high school . What fun we had! So sorry we can't attend her visitation, we will be out of town. Prayers for peace and comfort for her family!