Kay Louise Assenheimer, 75 of Westerville, Ohio died on March 27, 2021 in Westerville. She was born March 18, 1946 in Bucyrus, Ohio to Jane and Clarence Assenheimer.
She married Ronald Buckner on August 2, 1969 at First Lutheran Church in Tiffin, Ohio. She is survived by her husband Ron, Siblings Paul (Kay) Assenheimer, Sue (Doug) Metz, Ann Koning, Children Emily (Matthew) Corl of Lakeland Florida, Molly (Terry) Ayers of Lewis Center Ohio and Michael (Amber) Buckner of Delaware Ohio, 11 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, stepchildren, step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Buckner graduated from Tiffin Columbian HS in 1964 and upon graduation pursued and received a degree in education from Heidelberg University.
As a lifelong educator she spent the majority of her career teaching 4th and 5th grades at Washington Elementary. In retirement, she continued her passion for education taking on part time work with the Ohio Department of Education.
She was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church in Tiffin until she moved to Westerville, Ohio to be closer to family. Upon relocating to the Columbus area, she became a member of All Shepherds Lutheran Church in Lewis Center, Ohio.
A celebration of life service will be held at a date to be determined at All Shepherds Lutheran in Lewis Center, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to All Shepherds Lutheran.