Mary L. Buchheim

Mary L. Buchheim, age 79 of Highland, IL, died Monday, May 30, 2016, at her residence in Highland, IL.

She was born February 15, 1937, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Clifford and Edna (nee Britsch) Schilling.

On November 03, 1962, she married Thomas J. Buchheim at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL. He passed away on January 31, 2007.

She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church – Highland, IL. She was also a member of Former Woodmen of the World Camp 6049 (25+ year membership) Highland, IL; former Royal Neighbors of America; Faith Countryside Homes Auxiliary former vlounteer; former member Daughters of Isabella (Scribe,Recorder,Secretary,Auditor); former member St. Anne Altar Society; former member of Business and Professional Women of Highland, and of the Highland Jaycees; Honorary Member of the Helvetia Sharpshooters Society..

Mary was born in Highland, IL she attended Highland schools and graduated from Highland High School in 1955. Mrs. Buchheim was involved in Brownies and Girl Scouts in her youth and later helped with her daughter’s Brownies and Girl Scouts Troops along with helping with her son’s Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Troop. Mary worked for Basler Electric from 1955-1957 and at Scott Air Force Base from 1957-70 where she had top secret clearance. She was an Avon representative since August 1, 1971. Mary enjoyed dancing,bowling, roller skating, Elvis Presley Music, and good times with friends and family at the Buchheim club house on Shoal Creek. She also enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren taking part in school activities and sports, BINGO, and visits to the “boat”, Las Vegas, and Tunica, and was an avid Cardinal Baseball Fan.

Survivors include :
Daughter – Dawn M. (Clinton “Shane”) Oller, Highland, IL
Son – Larry A. Buchheim, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Caitlin Marie Oller, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Gage Thomas Oller, Highland, IL
Granddog – “Toby”

She was preceded in death by :
Father – Clifford P. Schilling (Died 7-13-1977)
Mother – Edna J. Schilling, nee Britsch (Died 5-21-1992)
Husband – Thomas J. Buchheim (Died 1-31-2007)

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 01, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 02, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 02, 2016, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL., with Father Pat G. Jakel officiating.

Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Animal Shelter Kidney Unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Joseph Hospital.