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Wilma E. (Sand) Buckingham
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Wilma E. (Sand) Buckingham, 89, of Coralville died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Mercy Iowa City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 7th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City with Father Steven Witt officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6th at Lensing’s Oak Hill in Coralville, where a Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Pathways Adult Day Health Center.
Wilma was born in Walker, Iowa on May 24, 1928, daughter of William and Frances (Kleitsch) Sand. She was raised in Independence, graduating from St. John’s High School, where she played basketball. Wilma loved the basketball tournaments. She married John Buckingham on November 25, 1950 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence. Wilma and John moved to the Iowa City/Coralville area in 1952. She worked at Northwest Junior High in the lunch program for many years.
Wilma was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society and helped oversee funeral dinners and church bazaars. She was also a member of the Red Foxes Red Hat Club.
Wilma loved Iowa Women’s Basketball, gardening and her exercise and potluck groups. Most important to her was family. She was a loving and caring Mother.
Wilma is survived by her children, Charles (Kimberly) Buckingham of Walford, Patricia Buckingham, Carla Buckingham (Tom O’Connor) and James Buckingham all of Coralville; brothers Leo Sand and Lavern Sand, both of Independence; sister Rosaleen Turley of Marion; six grandchildren Patrick, Sarah, Erin, Casey, Elizabeth, and Anna; two great grandchildren, Sydney and Vincent; many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and their son Jack, sister Delores (Pete) Amfahr; sisters-in-law, Norene Sand and Jean Sand, and nephews, Bill Turley, Rick Amfahr and John Sand.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com


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Visitation

Tuesday

6

Feb

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lensing's Oak Hill

210 Holiday Road
Coralville, Iowa 52241

A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM

Service

Wednesday

7

Feb

10:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City

228 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Hill Cemetery -- Coralville

1st Avenue North and Russell Slade Boulevard
Coralville, Iowa 52241

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