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Jean M. Buckman

October 12, 1925 - November 3, 2020

Jean M. Buckman, age 95, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Born in Lancaster, PA on October 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Walter E. and Grace E. (Hutton) Gingher. Jean was a graduate of Patterson High School in Baltimore, MD. Following graduation, she started her career in banking. Jean met the love of her life “Buck” while he was serving in the United States Navy. Starting their family, she left work to be a homemaker, raising 6 children, “her claim to fame”. Once her last child started school, Jean worked until she was 78 years old. She first worked for the Medical Center of Delaware and then returned to banking at MBNA.

Jean enjoyed reading, especially when she visited her happy place at the beach. She will always be remembered as a social butterfly and the pride she felt for getting her first tattoo at the age of 94 years old. Most of all, Jean loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend to many.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Buckman; son, R. Scott Buckman; and daughter-in-law, Susan Buckman. She is survived by her children, Kimberley Ritchie (Bruce), Shelley Rhoades (Jim), Grant Buckman (Sandy), Todd Buckman and Craig Buckman; daughter-in-law, Deb Brodie; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Monday, November 16, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 12:30 pm. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Jean’s memory to Season’s Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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11 Condolences for Jean M. Buckman

  • To the family of Miss Jean
    My prayers are with you all
    I work at Woodlea in the lunch room
    She was one of my favorite seniors and I am really sorry for your loss
    She will be missed by me

  • Shelley, Jimmy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will remember your mom as one of the most sweet and kind people I’ve known, always with a smile. I know you’ll find comfort in your wonderful memories.
    Love,
    Patti

  • My deepest condolences to all of the Buckman family. My dad (Neil) and “Uncle Buck” were raised together in Kalamazoo and Berrien Springs, and oh! the stories I heard about the shenanigans they’d get into. As young married couples, my mom (Rita) and dad had great fun with Buck and Jean and as a young girl, I have such “warm and fuzzy” memories of being around them as well. No matter how long and good the life, it’s never easy to let go. My heart is with all of you.

  • Sorry for your lost. I know how much it can hurt. Stay positive as much as you can.
    Ron

  • My condolences to this family
    Jean fly high with the Angel’s I never had a chance to meet you but Carisha loved you like a grandmother her an Lauren have told me great memories of you Rejoice in paradise sweet lady an there’s a cocktail hour in Heaven 😭

  • Jean was a beautiful person inside and out and one of my favorite people.
    She will be so missed!❤

  • Kim and Todd my thoughts and prayers for your Mother and your families. In God’s hands now my she R.I.P. 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

  • Shelley – Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy, Dr. Calhoon, Robin, Tashira, Peggy, Nicole, Tina, Debbie, Beth, Denise

  • Shelley – My heart is with you. Your Mom was the sweetest lady. When I visited my Mom, I was always happy to see “Mrs. Buckman” and give her a big hug. Sending a hug to you. Fondly, Robin (from Dr. Calhoon’s office)

  • Shelley,
    I am so saddened by hearing about your Mom’s passing. I will always remember her wonderful sense of humor and positive attitude!! She brightened my day whenever I saw her on our schedule! ( Same as you!) We always shared many laughs and I loved hearing different adventures you both shared! I enjoyed the beautiful video.
    Love,
    Denise ( Dr. Calhoon’s office)

  • Our condolences to the entire family and you are in our thoughts and prayers. While we didn’t see Aunt Jean and Uncle Buck very much they were always a fun part of our discussions about the Buckman family tree. I remember Aunt Jean as a loving and kind person and a great Mom. With much love, Joe & Paula Buckman