Ellen Buie, 96, of Sweet Springs, formerly of Blackburn, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Elmwood United Methodist Church in Elmwood. Rev. Gene Page will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday and visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs. Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Elmwood United Methodist Church or Sweet Springs Villa.
Born Sept. 8, 1910, in Amarillo, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Olin H. Coulter and Ruth Mae Satterwhite Coulter. On July 20, 1941, in Elmwood, she married Ledrue I. Buie, who preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1995. She moved from Texas in 1919 to Blackburn and had lived in Sweet Springs since 1999. She graduated from Sweet Springs High School in 1928 and from Central Methodist College in Fayette in 1932. In 1970 she received her master's degree in education and also received a master of arts education degree majoring in science from Central Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg. She taught at Mt. Zion Elementary School and Kennedy Elementary School in rural Sweet Springs. She also taught at Grand Pass High School, Blackburn Elementary School, Blackburn High School, and R-10 High School in Alma from 1962-1967, retiring in 1976. She was a member of Missouri State Teachers Association and Saline County 4-H Leaders. She was also a member of Elmwood United Methodist Church and was the church pianist from 1928 to 1998.
Survivors include one son, Charles Buie of Pleasant Plains, Ill.; one daughter, Ruth Vickery of Columbia; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.