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-Evelyn Werner-

Evelyn Werner of Morning Sun, died Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. 

She was born May 20, 1920 to parents Perry A. and Gretchen E. (Mueller) Staub at Wever, Iowa.  She graduated from the Demark Academy at age 16 and went on to get a Primary teaching certificate from the Iowa State Teacher’s College at Cedar Falls.  After college she taught 1st and 2nd grade for two years at Grandview, IA where she met and married Paul L. Buster (June 14, 1941).  She taught a year at Sperry, Iowa before retiring to raise 4 children and farm with her husband on a farm 6 miles west of Wapello.  She later received a BA degree from Iowa Wesleyan and returned to teaching at Wapello where she taught kindergarten for 28 ½ years.  Three children and 4 grandchildren followed Evelyn into teaching.

Evelyn was widowed August 1962 when Paul drowned in the Pacific while on a family vacation. She married Raymond Werner on December 28, 1970 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.  Evelyn was a member of the Wapello United Methodist Church, a 50+year member of Eastern Star, and member of Retired Teacher’s Association; the Oakland Social Club, and Kiwanis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, her first husband, and infant daughter, Margaret Ann. 

She is survived by her husband, Ray Werner, four children, four step-children, 13 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren which includes:  John P. and Ingrid Buster of Morning Sun, 6 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren (Dr. Ward and Teresa Buster of Cleveland, Ohio; Inga Lelm of Tremont, Il; Ivy and Michael Steiner of Tremont, Il; Karl Buster of Wapello; Will and Andrea Buster of Morning Sun; and Clay and Jessica Buster of Morning Sun). Paula (Buster) and Robert Buckman of Morning Sun; two granddaughters and 5 great-grandchildren: (Lora (Carr) and Steve Earnest of Wapello, IA; and Lisa (Carr) and Chuck Johnson of Kalona, IA. Patricia (Buster) and Roger Downs of Decorah, IA and two grandchildren: Erica Downs and Alex Downs both of New York, NY. Pamela (Buster) and Harold Humphreys of Crawfordsville, IA and two grandchildren: Kelli (Humphreys) and Mark Peck of Colorado and Jake and Samantha Humphreys of Seattle, WA. Janice (Werner) Campbell of Davenport IA; Jim Werner of Letts, IA; Robert Werner of Pasadena, CA; and Marcia (Werner) and Boyd Butters of Central City, IA, 1 granddaughter, Julie, and 2 great-granddaughters. 

The funeral service will be held Friday March 12, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at the Wapello United Methodist Church, with Rev. Sue-Ellen Sherman and Rev. Scott Smith officiating.  A luncheon will follow the service.  Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. at the Grandview Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Wapello United Methodist Church, where the family will meet with friends.  Memorials have been established for the United Methodist Church and Keck Memorial Library.

Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello is in charge of the arrangements.

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