RIVERTON – Ulanda Scott Buckhold, age 66, of Riverton, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, at 3:44 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2010.
Ulanda was born on January 29, 1944, in Riverton, the daughter of Floyd Samuel and Delora May (Wilham) Scott. She married John Franklin Buckhold Jr. on June 23, 1962. During her 47 years of marriage, she was an exceptionally loving and fiercely devoted mother to, and most proud of, her greatest accomplishment in life, her five children: John Franklin III, Misty Ann, Betsy May, Brett Douglas and Jason Scott.
Ulanda was a lifelong resident of Riverton. She was a member of the Riverton Christian Church. She graduated from Riverton High School and was a member of the chorus, Secretary/Treasurer of her freshman, sophomore and junior classes, Yearbook Editor and Vice President of the Senior Class of 1961. She also attended Sangamon State University, majoring in Psychology.
Within the Riverton community, she served as President of the Board of Education P.O.S.I. Committee, President of the Scholarship Committee, President and Coach of the Girls Softball League and President of the Community Club (PTO).
In her 33 years of varied employment, Ulanda served as Assistant Manager of the Illiopolis Bowl, Secretary to the Innkeeper at Holiday Inn East, Secretary at University of Illinois Division of Services for Crippled Children, Transcribing Secretary at Sangamon State University Oral History Dept., Research Assistant at Sangamon State University Research Dept., Data Input Supervisor for the State of Illinois Legislative Information System, and Medical Secretary at SIU School of Medicine Springfield.
Ulanda enjoyed reading, bird watching, music, singing, dancing and especially babies and children. She was particularly fond of dogs and will be deeply missed by her beloved Sassy. She played piano and guitar and sang with the most beautiful voice. Heaven’s angels are surely rejoicing with her joining the choir!
She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Samuel Scott, in March, 1994.
She is survived by her husband, John Franklin Buckhold Jr., of Riverton; three sons, John (Debra) Buckhold III, of Elkhart, Brett (Anke) Buckhold of Cordova, TN, and Jason (Rhonda) Buckhold of Omaha, NE; two daughters, Misty (Randy) Anderson of Riverton, and Betsy (Charles) Walter, of Brentwood, TN; her mother, Delora Scott, of Riverton; two brothers, Don Scott of Riverton and Gregg (Barbara) Scott, of Rochester; fourteen grandchildren, Dianna, Kate, Alex, Tom, Elijah, Katy, Rachel, Nicholas, Megan, Steven, Grace, Brogan, Sebastian, Benjamin; two great-granddaughters, Jade, Jasmine; two aunts; four nieces; two nephews; eight great nieces and nephews; numerous cousins.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Staab Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Staab Funeral Home, with Bill Shanle officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Springfield.
Memorials may be made to the Ulanda Scott Buckhold College Scholarship Fund c/o Illinois National Bank, PO Box 80, Riverton, IL 62561.
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