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Helen Geraldine Buzzard (Rupp)

April 19, 1931 - December 17, 2020

Burial Date December 19, 2020

Private funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. for immediate family only on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Distant Baptist Church.

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Helen Geraldine “Rupp” Buzzard, 89, of Templeton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday evening December 17, 2020, at her residence, surrounded by her daughters and grandchildren. Born April 19, 1931 in Putneyville, she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Hulda (Crissman) Rupp. She married Joseph N. Buzzard on May 1, 1950 and he preceded her in death on April 6, 2001.

She was the most kind, thoughtful, Mom, Mother-in-law, sister, grandmother that anyone could ask for. She enjoyed planting a garden and canning. She was known for her homemade pies, raisin filled cookies and bread. She attended the Distant Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Shirley Hopper and her husband, Ed of Widnoon, Judy Neiswonger and her husband, Bud, of Mayport, Connie Sanford and her husband, Greg, of Kellersburg, a son-in-law, Elmer Williams of Widnoon, five grandchildren, Ginger Conner and her husband, Shawn, of Widnoon, Tammy Dinger and her husband, Bill, of Distant, Mike Metzler and his wife, Katie of Ila, Georgia, Diana Wilson of Widnoon, Megan Troup and her husband, Calvin, of Kellersburg; eight great-grandchildren, Haily, Reina and Gavin Metzler of, Ila, Georgia, Kelsey George and her husband, Tyler, of Widnoon, Kinsley Conner of Widnoon, Dawson and Landree Wilson of Widnoon and Samarie Dinger of Distant; three step-grandchildren, Shane Mathis and Addie and Nolan Stewman of Georgia; and four brothers, Preston, Reed, Irvin and Leroy Rupp.

In addition to her parents, and husband Joe, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Williams, four brothers, Dale, Ken, Clayton and Melvin Rupp and a sister, Ethel Adams.

Private funeral services will be at 1 p.m. for immediate family only on Saturday, December, 19, 2020 at the Distant Baptist Church at 1:00 pm with Pastor David Westover officiating.

Interment will be held in the Kellersburg Methodist Cemetery.

The Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn is handling the arrangements.

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