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.