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    Larry Dwayne Buckingham, Sr., age 78, of Kellerton, Iowa passed away on July 11, 2012 at Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
    Larry was born August 6, 1933 in Decatur county, Iowa to Virgil and Hazel (Sams) Buckingham.  Larry retired from the Rock Island Railroad and Iowa Interstate Railroad after many years as a locomotive engineer.
    Survivors are his wife, Earlene of Kellerton, Iowa; son, Robert of Leon, Iowa; son, Kip (Chris) of Council Bluffs, Iowa; son, George (Sandy) of Council Bluffs, Iowa; stepchildren, Christine Brown of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Carol (Howie) Swift of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sister, Janis (Marvin) Wolf of Thornton, Colorado, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Larry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bennie, and son, Larry, Jr.
    Graveside funeral services were Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Decatur Cemetery in Decatur, Iowa. Arrangements were through Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home of Leon.

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