89, of New Carlisle, passed away peacefully in her home January 16, 2021. She was born June 11, 1931, in Defiance County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Arnold & Martha (Arps)

Gerken. Elvera was a member of Arise in Christ Lutheran Church, she volunteered for over 40 years at the Bethel Churches United Food Pantry, and Town & Country Mothers Club. She is survived by her son, Mark Buckmaster; daughters, Mary (Marty) Day of St. Louis, MO, Janet (Dan) Nugent of CA, & Carol (Terry) Egger; grandchildren Chris, Nathan, Jessica,

Julie, Jeremy & Travis; four great-grandchildren. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Charles Buckmaster, daughters Ellen & Judy. Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 1pm, at the Independence Cemetery in Defiance, Ohio. Arrangements entrusted to

Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made at trostelchapman.com.

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Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home