Jane “Jane” Buehner danced her last square dance the other night while a
resident of Maria Hall Hospice. She was 87 years young. She was born on July
3, 1931 to Charles and Lucretia Nuss Derr at the family residence in the
Second Ward of Danville Borough---she was a fifth generation Danvillian.
lived long enough to see her namesake granddaughter Mary Jane Buehner marry
Eamon Lenahan at the facility by her friend Judge Marvin Shrawder on August
and her late husband Robert W. Buehner, Sr. were members of the Dan-Jo
Wheelers Square dance club and traveled the United States to attend square
dancing conventions as well as dancing locally. She could cut quite a “do si
do” with her many friends, but the Great Square Dance Caller decided it was
time for her Earthly dance card to end on August 29th.
1950 Jane married Robert W. Buehner Sr. and that union lasted 54 years until
his passing in 2004. Jane and Bob produced three children: Robert, Jr.
(Alice); Jack (Caryl Rae) and Molly Morgan Decoteau (David) and nine
grandchildren: Mary Jane, Becky, Robin, Aimee, Megan, Rachael, Johna, Jacob,
was a proud graduate of Coal Township High School. She worked at a sewing
factory and Cole’s Hardware, but mostly spent her time as a grandmother to
her nine grandchildren and volunteering. After the 1972 Agnes flood she
spent a year as a Red Cross volunteer making food for flood victims.
Thereafter, she and her friends formed a group Susque-Hands which provided
help to needy members of the Danville community.
was predeceased by her parents, husband, her granddaughter Robin Buehner,
sister Isabel Mausteller, step-grandmother Lillian Derr and a special
companion Robert Miller.
Buehner family wishes to express its deep appreciation to Geisinger Medical
Center and its caring physicians Dr. Greg Burke, Dr. Fesniak, Dr. Bermudez,
and the late Dr. Fred Pharr and the staff at Maria Hall for their
Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 10th at
Mahoning Presbyterian Church, Ferry and Mahoning Streets in Danville at
12:00 PM with her pastor, the Reverend Graham Rogers officiating.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation beginning at 10:45
AM. until 11:45 AM
Memorial gifts are welcomed and can be made to the Mahoning Presbyterian
Church, 352 Ferry Street, Danville PA 17821.
Buehner family expresses its appreciation to her friends, the Visneski
Family, for providing its professional services. www.visneski.com